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O'Donnell to Weiner: 'What's Wrong With You?'

BuzzFeed calls trainwreck interview 'too amazing for words'

(Newser) - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell last night, and let's just say the interview is a memorable one. The host had just one question for Weiner: "What's wrong with you?" O'Donnell was not, as you might... More »

Pelosi: Romney Wanted the Boos

Limbaugh says NAACP doesn't understand ObamaCare, issues

(Newser) - Mitt Romney got booed during his speech to the NAACP yesterday, but many observers on the left are saying that's just what he wanted, reports Politico . "I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention," said Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi... More »

Stewart Flips Out Over Chair Interview

Lawrence O'Donnell bit leaves 'Daily Show' host in stitches

(Newser) - After watching Lawrence O'Donnell angrily interview an empty chair Monday night after George Zimmerman's lawyer bolted from the interview, Jon Stewart could barely contain his glee. "He's grilling the chair! No, the chair doesn't have medical records to show you, it's a chair!"... More »

O'Donnell Interviews Chair After Lawyer Bolts

George Zimmerman defender Craig Sonner ducks out of studio

(Newser) - Lawrence O'Donnell was set last night to interview Craig Sonner, the "courageous defender" of George Zimmerman, and he wasn't going to let a little thing like a "terrified" Sonner bailing at the last minute deter him. Instead, the furious MSNBC host shouted his questions at the... More »

Santorum Backer Sorry for Birth Control 'Joke'

Foster Friess' unfunny comment not campaign's problem: candidate

(Newser) - After making headlines yesterday by saying aspirin "between [gals'] knees" once served as birth control , Foster Friess explained his comments to Lawrence O'Donnell last night. "I love the expression, 'It’s not so much what people say, it’s what people hear,' and obviously... More »

Olbermann Debut Loses to MSNBC, Beats CNN

Lawrence O'Donnell gets more viewers in key demographic

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann's new Countdown debut didn’t exactly come with a ratings blastoff. Current TV hasn’t announced the complete numbers for Monday's show, but it said the program managed 179,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 demographic advertisers crave. Current is happy with the rating, but Mediaite... More »

Condoleezza: Saddam Was a Threat

'With or without mature weapons of mass destruction'

(Newser) - Saddam Hussein “was a threat” to the US, Condoleezza Rice told Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC last night. While O’Donnell held that “Iraq had nothing to do with September 11th,” The former secretary of state argued that “after September 11th, of course you look at... More »

MSNBC Host Sorry for Steele 'Dancing Slave' Dig

'I've had to put up with that crap all my life,' Steele complains

(Newser) - MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell has apologized for his implication that Republican Party chief Michael Steele is a "slave" of the GOP. An angry Steele left a message complaining to Lawrence O'Donnell after he said on his program The Last Word earlier this week that Steele "is dancing as... More »

Levi Johnston: Policy Questions 'Over My Head'

Would-be Wasilla mayor asked same questions Couric asked Palin

(Newser) - Would-be Wasilla mayor Levi Johnston appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's new show and was asked the same questions that seemed to stump Sarah Palin when Katie Couric asked them in 2008. Johnston didn't fare any better, telling O'Donnell a question about the teaching of evolution was "over his head" and... More »

Lawrence O'Donnell Gets MSNBC's 10PM Gig

Replaces Olbermann rerun

(Newser) - Longtime MSNBC talking head Lawrence O’Donnell is about to get his own show at 10pm, replacing the rerun of Keith Olbermann’s Countdown that’s been following Rachel Maddow. “I’ve had a part-time job at MSNBC for 14 years,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “... More »

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