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September 14, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler responds to the new Justice Department court filing that seeks to block Committee access to grand jury material from the Mueller investigation. Also, an appeals court in New York revives a lawsuit against Trump for violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause.  And Maria Teresa Kumar and E.J. Dionne return to discuss the third Democratic debate.  Noah Bookbinder and Rep. Mark Desaulnier also join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 13, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: The Trump administration looks to delay tariff increases to prevent further damage to the U.S. economy and to escape their trade war with China. Also, the House Judiciary Committee votes to approve a new set of rules for formally launching an impeachment investigation.  Plus, North Carolina State Rep. Deb Butler calls for the resignation of the NC House speaker after antics one local newspaper called a “theft of democracy.”  Mark Zandi, Jonathan Alter, Rachel Bitecofer, NC State. Rep. John Autry, and David Jolly all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 12, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Trump takes parting shots at John Bolton. Also, North Carolina St. Rep. Deb Butler voices her outrage after House Republicans called a surprise vote while many Democrats were absent. Plus, Maria Isabel Bueso testifies at a hearing on the change in the medical deferred action policy. And Trump trails top Democratic presidential candidates in new head-to-head polls. Rick Stengel, Maria Echaveste, Rick Wilson, Dr. Paul Harmatz, and Neera Tanden all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Trump ousts National Security Advisor John Bolton. Also, Trump’s approval rating drops in multiple polls.  Plus, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Lawrence to discuss John Bolton’s exit.  And Republican Dan Bishop has won the hotly contested special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Steve Kornacki, Rep. Adam Schiff, Jason Johnson, Jennifer Rubin, and Charlie Cook all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 10, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: The New York Times reports that a Russian spy helped the CIA conclude Putin ordered the Russian election interference effort in 2016. Also, veteran pollster Stanley Greenberg discusses his new book and tells Lawrence what to expect leading up to the 2020 election. Plus, Jon Ossoff tells Lawrence he will announce his run for Senate in GA tomorrow. And the UK Parliament has officially been suspended amid a Brexit crisis.  Ken Dilanian, Mieke Eoyang, John Heilemann, and British MP David Lammy all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: The House Oversight Committee is investigating the potential use of taxpayer funds at Trump’s businesses and properties. Also, four states are set to cancel their 2020 Republican presidential primaries and caucuses reportedly after maneuvering from the Trump campaign.  Plus, the repercussions of Trump’s foreign policy decisions.  And the Hurricane Dorian death toll in the Bahamas is expected to “grow significantly” as survivors scramble to evacuate. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Bryan Bender, Malcolm Nance, Charlie Sykes, John Sides, Tiffany Cross, and Peter Turnquest all join Joy Reid.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 6, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Hundreds of thousands are without power after Hurricane Dorian pummels the coast of the Carolinas while the death toll rises to 30 in the Bahamas. Also, presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker talks to Lawrence about his experience in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and the effect of extreme weather on poorer communities. Plus, it turns out that military personnel and their families - not Mexico - will be paying for the border wall. And freshman Rep. Jason Crow shares how his military experience led him to support an impeachment inquiry.  Bill Karins, Cal Perry, Mayor Bill Saffo, Sam Stein, and John Heilemann all join Lawrence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 5, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Bahamas Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands gives Lawrence an update about the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Also, new polling shows Donald Trump behind Democratic hopefuls in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin. Plus, Nicole Austin-Hillery returns to discuss the HHS Inspector General report on the emotional trauma of children who have been separated from their parents at the border.  And the Guardian’s David Smith talks to Lawrence about today’s Brexit chaos.  Jensen Burrows, Ali Velshi, Cecile Richards, and Julia Ainsley also join Lawrence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Fmr. Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee joins Lawrence to discuss what the American public can expect from the Trump trade war. Also, presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar returns to talk about the economy and gun legislation. Plus, Rep. Mark Desaulnier gives Lawrence an update about Maria Isabel Bueso. And Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 2 hurricane as it moves up the East Coast.  Rep. Jamie Raskin and Alannah Vellacott also join Lawrence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 31, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: A new Trump administration rule has given migrants receiving lifesaving medical care 33 days to leave the U.S. or face deportation, which, for people like Maria Isabel Bueso, would be a “death sentence.” Bueso’s doctor, Dr. Paul Harmatz, joins to discuss. Russian-backed troops have amassed at a contested border in the country of Georgia, raising concerns of Russian aggression in the region. Plus, the latest on Hurricane Dorian. Evelyn Farkas and Bill Karins join. Rachel Bitecofer and Joy Reid also join to discuss the state of the 2020 race, with polls continuing to show Democrats beating Trump by wide margins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 29, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops of the presidential race. New polls show that Joe Biden has a lead over his competitors in the primary race, while every top Democrat defeats President Trump in head-to-head matchups. Sen. Mazie Hirono joins to discuss her plan to introduce legislation that would block the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule. Plus, the latest on Hurricane Dorian, and the protests across the U.K. after Boris Johnson suspended Parliament, increasing the odds of a no-deal Brexit. Nolan McCaskill, Sam Stein, Jonathan Allen, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, and Cal Perry join Lawrence O’Donnell. Rep. Katie Porter also joins to discuss her recent trip to facilities near the border in California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 28, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Lawyers for Deutsche Bank disclosed to a federal court of appeals in NYC that it has tax returns that are tied to President Donald Trump, which are the subject of subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. New polls show that Trump is underwater in several key states (e.g. Wisconsin and Michigan) needed for his reelection. Plus, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is demanding an apology from French president Emmanuel Macron before accepting aid for the fires in the Amazon. David Cay Johnston, former Senator Claire McCaskill, John Heilemann, environmentalist Paul Rosolie, and Stuart Stevens join Lawrence O’Donnell. MSNBC Korean Affairs analyst Victor Cha also joins to discuss tonight’s breaking news regarding North Korea’s construction of a new ballistic missile submarine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 27, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: The Wall Street Journal says that U.S. was “left isolated at the G7 summit” after President Trump signaled that he has had “second thoughts” regarding his trade war with China. 134 House members have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry – including more than half of the Democratic caucus. Plus, a new 2020 poll shows a statistical 3-way tie between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Wendy Sherman, Ben Rhodes, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Cornell Belcher, and Mark Murray join Lawrence O’Donnell. Penn State atmospheric science professor Michael Mann also joins Lawrence to discuss Trump’s reported interest in using nuclear weapons on hurricanes to stop them from hitting the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 24, 2019
Ali Velshi fills in for Lawrence O’Donnell tonight on The Last Word: President Trump is heading to the G7 amid an escalating trade war, and as markets plummet, reports indicate Trump is becoming increasingly anxious regarding the economy. The Amazon rainforest continues to burn. Plus, the latest on the growing number of Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry, and a look-ahead at MSNBC’s upcoming series, Breaking Hate with former white nationalist Christian Picciolini. Jared Bernstein, Linette Lopez, Jennifer Rubin, Alexander Kaufman, Rep. Mark Takano, and Leigh Ann Caldwell also join Ali. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 23, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: President Trump’s bad news continues to get worse -- as the number of House Democrats supporting an impeachment inquiry increases, recent polls show his approval ratings decreasing. French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to abandon the policy of ending the G7 with a joint agreement, stating that there is a “very deep crisis of democracy.” Thomas Friedman joins Lawrence to discuss this as well as Trump’s continued support for Russia’s re-entry into the G7. Plus, John Hickenlooper announced that he will be running for the Senate in Colorado in 2020, challenging the highly vulnerable Republican incumbent, Sen. Cory Gardner. Rick Wilson, Renee Graham, and Charlie Cook join Lawrence. Legendary labor activist Dolores Huerta also joins to discuss her recent arrest during a protest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 22, 2019
Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, who represents a district Donald Trump won in 2016, explains her decision to support an impeachment inquiry. Lawrence talks to a psychiatrist about Donald Trump’s bizarre performance on the White House lawn, as he called himself “the chosen one” and doubled down on his anti-Semitic comments about Jewish voters and loyalty.  And presidential candidate Gov. Steve Bullock joins Lawrence to talk about advocating for gun safety bills in red states.   Rep. Lauren Underwood, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Dr. Lance Dodes, Dahlia Lithwick, Sam Stein and Gov. Steve Bullock all join. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Political scientist Rachel Bitecofer returns to talk to Lawrence about her projection that any Democrat is on track to beat Donald Trump in 2020 . Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood joins growing list of Democrats calling for impeachment. Plus, Jewish groups condemn Trump for his comments about Jewish voters and “disloyalty.” And the Huffington Post reports that Trump inflated the value of his Scottish golf resorts on his financial disclosure forms. Rachel Bitecofer, Neera Tanden, Malcolm Nance, Wendy Sherman, Rick Stengel, and Tim O’Brien all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 20, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Presidential candidate and New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, joins Lawrence to react to the officer’s firing. Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker also joins with his reaction to the NYPD decision, plus his plans for combating gun violence and white supremacy in the wake of two recent deadly mass murders. Plus, new polls shows trouble for Trump in 2020 with 52% saying they’ll vote for a Democrat for president. And Lawrence gets 2020 predictions from a political science professor who accurately predicted the blue wave in 2018. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Cory Booker, Michael Hitzik, Jason Johnson, and Rachel Bitecofer all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 17, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Trump is reportedly shaken by the prospect of an economic downturn. Also, Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland amid multiple foreign policy crises. Plus, new polling shows Trump under 40% in head to head polling against Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris. And the New York Medical Examiner rules Epstein’s death a suicide. David Jolly, Christina Greer, Nayyera Haq, Maria Echeveste, Glenn Kirschner, and Jacob Soboroff all join Ari Melber.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 16, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Beto O'Rourke says that he is taking the fight directly to the places Donald Trump has terrorized and he won’t, in any scenario, be a candidate for Senate from Texas. Plus, Israel bars U.S. lawmakers from entry under pressure from Trump. And Presidential candidate Sen0. Amy Klobuchar talks to Lawrence about Trump's role in getting the two members of Congress banned from Israel and about her plan to get conservative states on board with new gun safety measures. Beto O’Rourke, Jennifer Rubin, Jonathan Alter, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar all join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 15, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: Markets sink after bonds signal possible recession. Also, Rep. Deb Haaland joins growing list of Democrats calling for impeachment inquiry into Trump. And presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet discusses the need to pass election security bills in the Senate—and breaking news that John Hickenlooper will drop out of the presidential race and possibly run for Senate in Colorado. Gene Sperling, Ron Klain, Rep. Deb Haaland, David Rothkopf, Brandon Hudson, and Sen. Michael Bennet all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 15, 2019
Tonight on The Last Word: As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong and Moscow, the president has said little to nothing about the push back from the Chinese and Russian governments. Also, Democrats in Congress continue to pressure Mitch McConnell to take on election security legislation as former 2018 Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams launches a new effort to fight voter suppression in 2020. Plus, Ken Cuccinelli tries to rewrite the Statue of Liberty poem in defense of a new immigration rule. And Julian Castro buys a Fox News TV ad to send a message to Trump on the El Paso shooting. Amb. Michael McFaul, Amb. Wendy Sherman, Ben Rhodes, Neera Tanden, Richard Parker, and Julian Castro all join Lawrence O’Donnell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2019
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June 28, 2019
Night 2 of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign was marked by confrontation and rhetorical fireworks. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 27, 2019
The first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign kicks off from Miami with ten candidates taking the stage for the first of two two-hour debate sessions. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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