‘ED Show’ playbook: Wed., Aug. 1

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Tax hikes for the middle class and tax cuts for the wealthy: President Obama hammers Mitt Romney’s tax plan following the release of a nonpartisan, independent study.

Tonight, Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and msnbc Analyst, will have reaction and analysis.

Mitt Romney’s European vacation was either a disaster or a strong conservative statement, depending on your point of view.  Former Romney spokesman Richard Grenell and Ari Melber, Correspondent for The Nation, debate the candidate’s trip.

Sarah Palin takes credit for a big Tea Party victory in red Texas, but is it really a victory for gridlock?  We’ll explore the lingering tea party effect on the country with Sam Stein, Huffington Post political editor.

Obama’s birth control mandate goes into effect and Republicans are comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

The big panel (Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and msnbc Contributor, and Susan Del Percio, Republican Strategist, msnbc Contributor) weighs in on a new era in women’s health.

In tonight’s entry in the “Dysonary,” we’ll look at how the GOP is redefining the word “amnesia.”

And comedian D.L. Hughly’s new book about race and politics is causing quite a stir.  He joins guest host Michael Eric Dyson tonight.

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Wed., Aug. 1

Updated