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.
Democrats aim for a deal on the Biden agenda this week
Tonight on the Last Word: President Joe Biden meets with Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin to discuss his agenda. Also, internal documents suggest that Facebook knew its algorithm could push people towards extreme content. Plus, the Washington Post reports that Trump allies had a war room for the attempted Jan. 6 coup. And the trial begins for the Charlottesville rally organizers. E.J. Dionne, Eugene Robinson, Jeff Horwitz, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and Dahlia Lithwick join Lawrence O’Donnell.
The ‘ugly vitriol’ of Trump’s Republican Party
Tonight on the Last Word: An 11-year-old girl and her mother are forced to hide while fighting Texas GOP’s anti-trans legislation. Also, President Biden and Democrats are near a deal on social agenda bills. Plus, a bipartisan group unveils a bill to raise firefighters’ pay. Donald Trump’s social media platform is hacked before its launch. And Democrats are aiming to vote on infrastructure bills next week. Rachel Gonzales, TX Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Rep. Marie Newman, Stephanie Kelton, Rep. Joe Neguse, Roger McNamee, Clint Watts and Rev. William Barber join Ali Velshi.
Veterans on Sinema advisory council resign in protest
Tonight on the Last Word: Former members of Sen. Sinema’s veterans advisory council call her one of the “principal obstacles to progress.” Also, the House asks the Justice Department to criminally prosecute Steve Bannon for refusing to comply with the Jan. 6 committee. Plus, Republicans won’t hold Donald Trump accountable for January 6 and 2020 election lies. And author Isabel Wilkerson says “the defeated” wrote the story of the Civil War. Claire McCaskill, Sylvia González Andresh, Rep. Madeleine Dean, David Blight and Eugene Robinson also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Manchin denies report he could leave Democratic Party
Tonight on the Last Word: President Biden and Democrats seem close to a deal on social spending. Also, Senate Republicans block debate on voting rights again. And Michael Wolff discusses his “hundreds of hours” spent with Steve Bannon. David Corn, Norm Ornstein, Zerlina Maxwell, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Norma Torres also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Jan. 6 Cmte. votes to refer Bannon for criminal contempt
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6 Select Committee votes to refer Steve Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal contempt charges. Also, the Iowa Democratic Party chair gets a lynching threat for criticizing Donald Trump. Plus, Democrats aim to pass President Biden’s infrastructure bills by Oct. 31. And Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold discusses winning her case against Republican election officials who breached the voting system. Rep. Pete Aguilar, Daniel Goldman, Iowa Rep. Ross Wilburn, Rep. Suzan DelBene and Rep. Ro Khanna also join Lawrence O’Donnell.