‘ED Show’ playbook: Wed., Aug. 22

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Paul Ryan is desperately trying to run from his radical past.  But the GOP presidential ticket can’t hide from their “Akin” problem.

Tonight, Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women, joins Ed Schultz to connect the dots.

The Republican party supports Todd Akin’s stance “no exception for rape” on abortion, so why are they running from him?

Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and msnbc Analyst, look at the explosion of Republican hypocrisy just five days before the Tampa convention.

The New York Times exposes another Mitt Romney lie on Medicare: that his plan wouldn’t impact today’s seniors.  Ed will correct the white board again tonight with Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist.

The Republican obstruction in Congress leads to a dire warning from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) about recession.  The Romney camp is whacking the president on it, but Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will join Ed to whack back.

You won’t believe what a Texas judge is speculating could happen if president Obama wins re-election.

And in the Big Finish, the president is sacking Mitt Romney on his education plan.  Tonight, Super Bowl champ Warren Sapp explains how public education helped make him a football legend.  

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Wed., Aug. 22

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