The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

By Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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 Aug 18, 2018


Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.

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Trump to declare a national emergency over the wall

Tonight on The Last Word: Trump is expected to sign the government funding bill passed by the House and Senate, but will do his best to declare victory in the Rose Garden tomorrow. Fmr. FBI deputy director calls out Trump, Sessions in new book. And a Last Word from Lawrence on how the Democratic 2020 candidates voted on the government funding bill today. Rep. Peter Aguilar, Neal Katyal, Cal Perry, John Heilemann, Rick Wilson, David Leonhardt and Mimi Rocah all join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Feb 15, 2019
Democrats call Acting AG Whitaker back to ‘clarify’ testimony

Tonight on The Last Word: A judge in Manafort's case ruled that he lied to Mueller's team as House Judiciary chair summons Matt Whitaker back to clarify his testimony, and Trump downsized DHS task forces who protect elections from foreign meddling. National debt breaks record, hits $22 Trillion under Trump. Pay for federal contractors is the sticking point in the government funding deal. And Trump installs a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House. Cythia Alksne, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Austan Goolsbee, Ezra Levin, Faye Smith and David Fahrenthold all join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Feb 15, 2019
Trump says he’ll get a wall but probably won’t get a dog

Tonight on The Last Word: Fmr. Democratic Senator Heidi says there is a tectonic shift with the way Republicans are handling Trump since the shutdown as Trump says he’s “not happy” with the border deal. Right-wing media calls the plan “garbage” and Lawrence takes a closer look at how Beto O’Rourke called for building bridges in El Paso as Trump cheered on a wall. And finally, why Donald Trump doesn’t like the idea of getting a dog. Charlie Sykes, Adam Jentleson, Ron Klain and Mara Gay all join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Feb 13, 2019