‘ED Show’ playbook: Wednesday, Jan. 9

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Vice President Joe Biden says the president is serious about guns. But Republicans are blaming video games. The time for excuses is over.

Tonight at 8pET, Ed Schultz welcomes Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, to “The Ed Show” to talk about what it will take to keep the gun debate from going in circles.

And Carolyn Cain, a grade school teacher from Utah, tells Ed why she wants to carry a weapon in school.

The war on women was a big loser for Republicans in 2012, but they’re not giving up their fight against Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, responds to the GOP’s latest attack on the organization.

The Obama administration shows no signs of dropping its drone program. But is it good policy? Ed will ask Robert Greenwald, documentary filmmaker and Director of the Brave New Foundation.

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus touts the GOP success of 2012. What planet was he on?

And in the BIG finish, Michele Bachmann keeps her seat on the House Intelligence Committee, and progressive groups are speaking out. Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and former DNC Communications Director, has reaction and analysis.

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

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Wednesday, Jan. 9