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Class Warfare? President Obama laid out his debt reduction plan today, including tax increases aimed at the wealthiest Americans. Is his bold three trillion dollar plan a smart strategy to win over independents? Will it work? Tonight, we’re talking with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman.

 

Speaking of independents: Can Gov. Rick Perry, with his far-right policies and Texas swagger, win them over? How strong is the Perry vote in the suburbs? For that, we’ll go to Fmr. Homeland Security Secretary and Fmr. Gov. of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge, and to Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele.

 

 Clemency for Troy Davis? The Georgia man who was convicted of murdering a police officer is set to be executed on Wednesday, but pols from the top echelons of government are calling for clemency. msnbc’s Rev. Al Sharpton has been following the story, and he joins us on where the case stands right now.

 

And finally, the book that’s ruffling feathers throughout the White House: Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men alleges that the administration created a hostile work environment for women. We’re exploring the book’s claims with the Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson and msnbc’s Richard Wolffe.

 

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