‘ED Show’ playbook: Friday, June 1


The jobs numbers are disappointing to most, but Republicans are reacting with glee.  They know their all-out effort to slow the economy could pay off for Mitt Romney!

Tonight, Ed presents his commentary on the jobs situation and then turns to msnbc Political Analyst Richard Wolffe for reaction.

Bill Clinton is fired up in Wisconsin. We’re just a few days from the recall and there are new details in the “John Doe” investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides.  John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation, was there with the former president today and has the latest.

The Department of Justice is looking into the Republican attempt to block the vote in Florida. Van Jones, President and Co-Founder of the Rebuild the Dream, joins Ed to discuss the Republican assault on democracy.

Mitt Romney gives Barack Obama an “F” on foreign policy just as the New York Times reveals the president ordered the Stuxnet cyberweapon be used to set back Iran’s nuclear program.  Our big panel of Mike Papantonio, Susan Del Percio and James Peterson weigh in on that.

And in the Big Finish, the Republican war on public education rages on in Philadelphia, where services are being cut and teachers and students are being left out in the cold. 

Diane Ravitch, historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, explains why teachers’ union get demonized.

It’s going to be yet another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'ED Show' playbook: Friday, June 1