‘ED Show’ playbook: Monday, Feb. 18

Updated
FILE PHOTO:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) wields his hammer with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) before the "First Nail" ceremony,...
FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) wields his hammer with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) before the "First Nail" ceremony,...
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Four years after the stimulus saved us from a depression, Republicans are dragging us back into recession.

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8p & 11pET on msnbc, Ed Schultz compares the facts vs. the Republican fantasy on the economy and the sequester with David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of “The Fine Print”, “Perfectly Legal” and “Free Lunch”, Sam Stein, Huffington Post political editor and Eugene Robinson, Associate Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning Columnist for the Washington Post and an msnbc Political Analyst.

Then, grumpy John McCain is at it again with more blind rage over Benghazi. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff at the State Department during Gen. Colin Powell’s term.  He is currently the Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary, will set the record straight.

After record droughts, freak snow storms and Hurricane Sandy, a massive climate change rally tries to wake up Washington.

There must be something in the water: Sen. Marco Rubio slams his own immigration proposal. Our BIG panel drinks it all in tonight: Richard Wolffe, Executive Editor, msnbc.com, msnbc Political Analyst, Liz Mair, Republican Strategist and Chris Kofinis, Former Edwards Campaign Communication Director.

Mississippi finally gets around to banning slavery this month. Why’d it take so long?

And in the BIG Finish, the Oscar nominated movie “Silver Linings Playbook” is shining new light on treating mental illness. Director David O. Russell joins Ed tonight for that important conversation.

It’s going to be another essential @edshow tonight at 8p/11pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Monday, Feb. 18

Updated