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The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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.

778 - House voting tonight on Biden COVID relief bill
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  • 778 - House voting tonight on Biden COVID relief bill

    Tonight on the Last Word: Democrats look to “plan b” to increase the federal minimum wage. Also, the New York Times reports that the FBI has singled out a potential suspect in the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Plus, the death toll rises in Texas amid the food and water crises. The Biden administration releases a CIA assessment holding Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman responsible for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. And 19 bills in the Arizona State Legislature are aimed at restricting voting rights. Jared Bernstein, Paul Butler, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, Michael McFaul and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 43min
  • 777 - Biden authorizes first military action of presidency

    Tonight on the Last Word: The Capitol police chief says the response to the Jan. 6 riot was a “multi-tiered failure.” Also, the Senate Parliamentarian rules that an increase to the federal minimum wage cannot be included in the Covid-19 relief bill. Plus, the U.S. launches airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in Syria. And the Manhattan District Attorney obtains Donald Trump’s tax returns. Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Ben Rhodes and Tim O’Brien join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 42min
  • 776 - Klain: VP Harris would not overrule Senate Parliamentarian on minimum wage increase

    Tonight on the Last Word: Progressives fight to keep the minimum wage hike in the COVID bill. Also, Rep. Gerry Connolly slams Republicans who voted to overturn the election. Plus, the many questions unasked and unanswered in the attack on the Capitol. And Rep. Raul Ruiz talks to Lawrence about vaccinating rural, underserved communities. Rep. Ro Khanna, Adam Jentleson, Jennifer Palmieri and Frank Figliuzzi also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 43min
  • 775 - Capitol Police Capt. gives harrowing testimony in Senate hearing

    Tonight on the Last Word: The Senate holds the first hearing on the security failures that helped lead to the Capitol riot. Also, the fate of the federal minimum wage increase is still unknown. Plus, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson spreads lies at the Capitol riot hearing. Georgia Republicans push forward restrictive voter bills. And professional golfer Tiger Woods is out of surgery after a terrifying car crash. Rep. Tim Ryan, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Zerlina Maxwell, Michael Steele, Lauren Groh-Wargo and Steve Patterson join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 43min
  • 774 - Senate holds first hearing for Merrick Garland to become A.G.

    Tonight on the Last Word: Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland says the insurrection probe will be a top priority. Also, the House Budget Committee passes President Biden’s COVID relief bill. Plus, the U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from Covid-19. The Supreme Court ends Donald Trump’s bid to shield his tax returns. And Texans are hit with high energy bills amid the power outage crisis. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Katie Porter and Andrew Weissmann and Beto O’Rourke join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 40min
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