On Thursday's Very Last Word, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Alex Wagner, and Chris Hayes discussed the so-called IRS scandal and whether Republicans will give it up as a talking point with which to chide the president. Also, Joy Reid talked about why it was a good thing that a heckler had a chance to speak at Obama's national security speech, and how Obama handled it deftly.
Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, and President Obama have all used the same line to describe the difficulty of solving the problem of sexual assault in the military.
There has been a collective freak out from many Republicans, lots of pundits and the bulk of the political media over the fact that the IRS official at the center of the tax exempt organizations pleaded the Fifth Amendment to the House Oversight Committee. Julian Epstein, former Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee joins MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to break it all down.
Nick Stremble and Shannon Largent were on duty inside the Moore Medical Center as the tornado hit the building. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell shares their story and also speaks to the Mayor of Moore, Oklahoma.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell speaks with paramedic crew chief Sean Lauderdale, who aided the search and rescue effort immediately after the Oklahoma tornado passed.
As new up close video of the Oklahoma tornado emerges, NBC News correspondent Jay Gray joins MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell from tornado-ravaged Oklahoma
Lawrence O Donnell chronicles the Oklahoma tornado from the warnings of touchdown through the aftermath and destruction that lie in its wake.
After President Obama released the Benghazi emails and got rid of the acting head of the IRS, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Krystal Ball and Richard Wolffe weigh in on President Obama taking action and attempting to contain the IRS and Benghazi email scandals that are not really scandals.
After a string of high-profile sexual assault accusations in two branches of the military in less than two weeks, Sen. Claire McCaskill urged Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to reform the selection of sexual assault personnel. McCaskill tells MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell about the new legislation she introduced that would require the Defense Department to change its ways.
On Wednesday's Very Last Word, MSNBC's Ari Melber and Krystal Ball spoke to Lawrence O'Donnell about what it would take to book him on their 3PM show, The Cycle. Also, Richard Wolffe talked about whether the recent White House scandals will influence voters in upcoming elections.
On Tuesday's Very Last Word, MSNBC's Ari Melber explained the difference between top-down and bottom-up political scandals, and how Richard Nixon was the progenitor of the top-down kind. Also, Joy Reid talked about how two military officials tasked with overseeing sexual assault cases could commit assaults themselves.