Lawrence Francis O'Donnell Jr. (born November 7, 1951) is an American television pundit, actor, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an MSNBC opinion and news program, airing weeknights. He was a producer and writer for the NBC series The West Wing (playing the role of the President's father in flashbacks) and creator/executive producer of the NBC series Mister Sterling. He also appeared as a recurring character on the HBO series, Big Love. O'Donnell began his political career as an aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee. He describes himself as a "practical European socialist".
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell decried the upper chamber of Congress as "anti-democratic" during his appearance Thursday on "The ReidOut." Host Joy Reid led to the topic of the Senate by discussing whether the United States is "governable" as a country based on "a system designed by European men who certainly never envisioned racial and gender equality or the kind of diversity that we have today or that anyone not like them would share power in this country."
Time to Log Off is a weekly series documenting the many ways our political figures show their whole asses online. On Thursday morning, the San Francisco Chronicle published a lengthy investigation into longtime California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, alleging that a number of her colleagues have growing concerns about the 88-year-old’s mental competency. The details of the report, salacious as they are, aren’t all that important; Feinstein has been dogged by rumors of serious cognitive decline for years now. But the fact that the Chronicle spoke with, by their own account, “four U.S. senators, including three Democrats, as well as three former Feinstein staffers” and a “California Democratic member of Congress” has pushed the issue of Feinstein’s age and mental acuity back into the limelight in a big way.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, facing reports of diminished mental facilities that have grown so pronounced that a member of Congress said they needed to reintroduce themselves to her multiple times during a conversation, may have found a defender in MSNBC prime time host Lawrence O'Donnell, who later insisted that he was not, in fact, defending her.
Real Name/Full Name Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Jr. Father – Lawrence Francis O’Donnell Sr. Mother – Frances Marie (née Buckley) Kids/Children Name: Elizabeth Buckley Harold O’Donnell. Profession: Television anchor, political commentator, actor, and host. Net Worth: $20 million. Last Updated: April 2022. There are people...
Extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) “gazpacho police” gaffe may have gone viral, but MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said it was the conspiracy theorist lawmaker’s latest claim about the U.S. Capitol riot that was “a classic display” that the GOP is a cult.
Lawrence O’Donnell ridiculed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after she alleged that “Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police” are serving cold bowls of political revenge. Appearing on One America News on Wednesday, Greene claimed that the Capitol Police are spying on Republican members of Congress. She made the allegation after a congressman claimed the police had “illegally” entered his office.
Interview with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). "The New York Times" is reporting that an earlier draft of the statement called the January 6th committee a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in nonviolent and legal political discourse. The final wording that the Republican National Committee settled on was that the attack on the Capitol on January 6th was quote, "legitimate political discourse". Sending over 140,000 Russian troops to the Ukraine border now had already achieved most of what Vladimir Putin wanted -- attention.
Tonight Senate Democrats most of whom have left Washington for the Christmas recess, held a virtual meeting to discuss changing the rules of the Senate to allow the Senate to vote on voting rights legislation. And they discussed how to move forward now that Senator Joe Manchin has made it clear what he cannot accept in the Build Back Better bill. "The New York Times" is reporting that the January 6 committee is weighing possibility of criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump and his allies. Senate Democrats meet on President Joe Biden`s agenda and Senate rule change.
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits just fell to the lowest level since 1969 dropping to 199,000. President Biden said those numbers reinforce, quote, "the historic economic progress we are making and the importance of building on that progress." The three men who chased and gunned down 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in February of last year have all been found guilty of murder. Interview with Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of California.
Today, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol issued five new subpoenas to organizations and individuals reportedly involved with planning the attacks. Interview with Michigan`s secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson. LAWRENCE O`DONNELL, MSNBC HOST: Good evening, Rachel. You`ve got us in suspense on that one,...
Interview with Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California, the chair of the Committee on House Administration and a member of the Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Interview with Jared Bernstein, a member of President Biden`s Council of Economic Advisers. The Republican Party has no problem with an alleged wife beater running for a Republican nomination for senate in Pennsylvania or anywhere else. The first Republican to give up on Sean Parnell`s candidacy was Sean Parnell, who dropped out of the race today. On Friday, every House Republican voted against the life-saving provisions in President Biden`s social agenda bill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) used his leadership status to extend his so-called “magic minute” much farther than that to rail against the spending bill on the House floor. The bill, which contains President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. is all but certain to pass. House Democrats roasted...
President Biden`s Build Back Better Bill passes in the House of Representatives. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) answers questions passing the social and climate policy bill and regarding the verdict of acquittal handed to Kyle Rittenhouse by a jury. The party of Donald Trump knows America is changing all around them. And the party of Trump is not doing anything to appeal to that diversifying American electorate.
Facing two charges of criminal contempt of congress and with President Biden now in the White House, Steve Bannon surrendered to federal authorities. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members of the House Democratic leadership tonight that they will not leave Washington for the Thanksgiving recess without passing the Build Back Better Act.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is interviewed. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) is interviewed. Republican Congressman Paul Gosar seemed troubled and confused when he was speaking on the House floor on January 6, just before the invaders of the Capitol forced Paul Gosar to stop talking and leave the House chamber. The January 6 committee`s investigation of Donald Trump`s role in the attack on the Capitol overlaps with a criminal investigation of Donald Trump being conducted 640 miles south of Washington in Atlanta. Senator Joe Manchin has been at the center of the nonstop negotiations on the Biden legislative agenda. And "Mother Jones" Washington bureau chief David Corn is now reporting the senator has also found time to pursue a book deal.
Anat Shenker-Osorio and Stuart Stevens join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how comments made by candidates during two critical governors campaigns hurt Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, who lost his race, and Phil Murphy in New Jersey, who won his race. They also discuss how Democrats can push back against the Republican culture wars ahead of the 2022 midterms.Nov. 4, 2021.