‘ED Show’ playbook: Tue., May 8


Ed is back in New York tonight and he’s got a really packed show!

Mitt Romney has reached another all-time low – lying to the American people about his opposition to the auto loan.  Tonight, Ed will end any doubt about Romney’s lie with Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group.

History is being made in Wisconsin today as Democrats choose a candidate to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election.  John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation, joins Ed for the latest news on the state’s historic recall primary.  (John will also be back at 11pET for Ed’s live update on the results).

Senate Republicans defy the will of the people and vote to double interest rates on student loans.  And the Catholic Bishops send another letter to House Republicans about their war on the poor.  Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chairman, former presidential candidate and the Founder of Democracy for America, will weigh in.

Manufacturing jobs are coming back, but now we need the workersLeo Gerard, United Steel Workers International President, talks about Obama’s plan to train skilled laborers.

Congressman Rick Berg is running for U.S. Senate in North Dakota.  He’s rich beyond belief but he has no idea what the minimum wage is.  Ed’s got the video to prove that some fat cats in Congress have no clue what it’s like in the real world.

And in the big Finish, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is slashing his state’s education budget and attacking teachers. But why aren’t teachers speaking out?  You won’t want to miss Ed’s commentary and analysis from Ruth Conniff, Political Editor of The Progressive Magazine.

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Tue., May 8