‘ED Show’ playbook: Tue., Aug. 7

Updated

A shocking new report outlines how Mitt Romney may have legally dodged taxes.  All legal, yes, but not something that everyday Americans can do.

David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner, author (Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch), will give us the details and Eugene Robinson, msnbc Analyst and Associate Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post, will join Ed to discuss the politics.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney never apologized for shooting someone in the face.  But Sarah Palin’s got him running scared.  Democratic strategist Bob Shrum will weigh in on the power of Palin.

The Obama campaign continues its push to open up early voting for all Ohioans. Now some military groups are joining the fight.  Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) will join Ed for that.

President Obama slams Romney on his bogus tax plan and Mitt fights back with sandwich meat. The panel (Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and msnbc Contributor, Keli Goff,  Political Correspondent at TheRoot.com, and radio talk show host Mark Simone) will weigh in on Romney’s laundry list of problems.

Mitt Romney lets his true colors shine with another “out of touch” moment.  You won’t believe what the unemployed millionaire picked up at the hardware store:

And in the Big Finish, another day, another lie from the Romney campaign: this time it’s about welfare.  Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and Bloomberg View columnist, has reaction and analysis. 

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Tue., Aug. 7

Updated