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.
VP Biden’s closing message against Trump
Tonight on the Last Word: As early voting continues to smash records across the country, Biden and Obama hit the campaign trail criticizing Trump in very different ways. Also, Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks to Lawrence about what you need to know about election night. Plus, Rep. Debbie Dingell saw a Trump win in her home state of Michigan four years ago. She joins Lawrence tonight to talk about what she is seeing now on the campaign trail. And a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence discusses voting for a Democratic ticket for the first time. Jim Messina, Eugene Robinson and Olivia Troye also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
"We are not going to control the pandemic" overtakes the final week of the 2020 campaign
Tonight on the Last Word: Lawrence talks to Ronald Klain and Dr. Michael Osterholm about the Trump Administration’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. David Plouffe and John Heilemann join to talk about Joe Biden’s path to victory with a little more than a week out from election day. Jeremy Smith of Register2Vote talks about ongoing mail delays at USPS and how that may impact mail-in ballots. And Lawrence talks to Raphael Warnock, who’s running in a close race for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
U.S. day of records: most new covid cases and most early votes
Tonight on the Last Word: Steve Kornacki breaks down the latest in the presidential election and what will Joe Biden needs to do to hit 270. Karine Jean-Pierre joins to talk about the Biden campaign’s efforts in flipping Georgia and their plans to end the pandemic. Mary Trump gives her thoughts on the debate and President Trump’s claim that ‘he’s the least racist person.’ In another win for Pennsylvania voters, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prohibited counties from rejecting ballots based on voters’ signatures. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins the Last Word tonight. And Mike Espy is running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, he talks to Lawrence about his run.