‘ED Show’ playbook: Friday, Dec. 21

Updated
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on fiscal cliff at the White House December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on fiscal cliff at the White House December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Twas the Friday before Christmas and President Barack Obama issues a stern summons to Congress. This, after the Republican implosion gives Democrats even more leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Tonight, Ed welcomes Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and former DNC Communications Director, for reaction and analysis.

While congress heads home for Christmas, millions of Americans are wondering what will happen to their unemployment checks in the new year. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) looks at the people who stand to suffer the most if/when we go over the fiscal cliff.

Then, one week after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association blows an opportunity to try and unite the nation around sensible gun policy and instead tries to sell more guns.

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, join Ed to break down today’s disgraceful sideshow.

President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry for to be next secretary of state. Ed will talk to Doug Brinkley, presidential historian, author and professor at Rice University, about why this is a great move for the president.

And bad news for Red Lobster and Olive Garden after coming out against Obamacare: people are voting with their dollars.

It’s going to another blockbuster @edshow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Friday, Dec. 21

Updated