Lawrence O'Donnell

MSNBC

Guest/Host

Lawrence O'Donnell is a political analyst for MSNBC and host of its program The Last Word. He is the author of  Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

 Lawrence is a former political columnist at New York magazine, a writer/producer of The West Wing, and a former Democratic chief of staff to the US Senate Committee on Finance, then-chaired by Sen. Patrick Moynihan.

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