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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has a solution to the debt crisis: Let President Obama raise the debt ceiling alone. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking issue with the Senate Minority Leader’s proposal. Rep. Steve King R-Iowa,and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., join us tonight, and we expect to hear their criticism.

Then: The GOP is refusing to raise taxes, under the guise it will hurt small business and job growth. Is that even true? We’ll get the facts from Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

Next: Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch is taking heat on both sides of the pond for mixing business and politics. We’ll take a close look at how Murdoch built the U.S. side of his media empire, got U.S. citizenship, and what strings needed to be pulled to make it happen. New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman profiled Murdoch in 2010. He’s here to tell us more, with the Center for American Progress’s Judd Legum.

Plus: The latest on the GOP 2012 field, including Michele Bachmann’s surge in a new national poll. Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Salon’s Joan Walsh have the latest… Don’t miss it!

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