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:... read more
President Obama will unveil his $3 trillion plan to trim the deficit -- half the savings comes from new tax revenue and Medicare recipients won't have to wait longer to collect benefits. Republicans are calling it class warfare -- but is it? Or is it the White House countering the class warfare waged by Republicans over the last decade?... read more
Since he jumped into the presidential race, Rick Perry has presented himself as a job creator, despite unemployment in Texas reaching 8.5 percent. Mother Jones’ David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank discuss. watch
Let me finish tonight with this. President Obama faces a hard test in the weeks ahead. He's up against the growing perception that Republicans have the upper hand that this battle between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney is not about the Republican nomination but about the American presidency. Whoever comes out of this fight will be the country&... read more
What Texas miracle? Gov. Rick Perry’s been quick to showcase the bright side of the Texas economy, but tonight, we’re taking a look at all sides of the story: An 8.5 percent unemployment rate, and jobs lost last month. msnbc’s David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank will fill us in tonight. Next up: Is the GOP narrowing the path to the... read more
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