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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.

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  • 1537 - Trump trial begins Monday after multiple delay tactics

    Tonight on The Last Word: Donald Trump and Speaker Johnson falsely tie border security to voting. Also, Vice President Harris slams the Arizona abortion ban. Plus, Tennessee Senate Republicans advance a bill to arm teachers a year after a deadly Nashville school shooting. And President Biden is using his cash advantage to target key voting blocs. Rep. Madeleine Dean, Perry Stein, Bradley Moss, AZ state Sen. Eva Burch, Beth Gebhard, and TN state Rep. Justin J. Pearson join Katie Phang.

    Sat, 13 Apr 2024 - 42min
  • 1536 - Lawrence: Trump's face lies to you without saying a word

    Tonight on The Last Word: Jury selection begins on Monday for Donald Trump’s first criminal trial. Also, Trump and Republicans deflect on abortion after the Arizona ruling. Plus, President Biden announces a new student loan relief plan and a new rule to close the “gun show loophole.” And PBS releases an “American Masters” episode on former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Barbara McQuade, Glenn Kirschner, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, and Rep. James Clyburn join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Fri, 12 Apr 2024 - 41min
  • 1535 - Lawrence: SCOTUS justices of 3 GOP presidents ended Roe. ‘Your vote lives after you.’

    Tonight on The Last Word: Three Republican presidents led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Also, historians publish an amicus brief rejecting Donald Trump’s immunity claim. Plus, a judge denies Trump’s third attempt this week to stop his first criminal trial. And Democrats fight to protect reproductive rights in Wisconsin. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Neal Katyal, Professor Jack Rakove, Adam Klasfeld, Harry Litman, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Thu, 11 Apr 2024 - 42min
  • 1534 - Lawrence: Arizona’s abortion ban is exactly what Trump wanted

    Tonight on The Last Word: The Arizona Supreme Court rules a near-total abortion ban from 1864 is enforceable. Also, a judge denies Donald Trump’s efforts to stop his criminal trial. And Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on Speaker Johnson to bring the Ukraine aid bill for a vote. Governor Katie Hobbs, Alexis McGill Johnson, Harry Litman, Professor Jack Rakove, and Rep. Eric Swalwell join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Wed, 10 Apr 2024 - 42min
  • 1533 - Lawrence: The Trump official position on abortion is just a ‘political calculation’

    Tonight on The Last Word: Donald Trump is “proud” of his role in overturning Roe v. Wade. Also, Jack Smith urges the Supreme Court to reject Trump’s immunity claims. And global protests erupt as the Gaza war hits the half-year mark. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Colin Allred, Joyce Vance, and Thomas Friedman join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Tue, 9 Apr 2024 - 43min