‘Ed Show’ tonight: Thu., Dec. 29, 2011

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'Ed Show' tonight: Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
'Ed Show' tonight: Thu., Dec. 29, 2011

You may be off for the holidays and out of your normal routine this week, but the first step towards picking our next president is just five days away with Tuesday’s Iowa GOP presidential caucus.

Ed flew back to Iowa today to interview a surging Rick Santorum after a town hall in Muscatine.  Ed was impressed with Santorum’s campaign style, but will ask him some tough questions on issues like job creation and voter suppression.  Ed will have a full report at 8pET on msnbc.

Then, Ed will look at how the race is shaping up with Rick Green, Vice President and Editor of the Des Moines Register, and John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation. 

Ron Paul is running away from a radical pastor who says homosexuals should be put to death.  Ed will ask Mike Rogers, Managing Director of Raw Story, what it means for the Paul campaign.

As Republicans rip each other apart in Iowa, the Obama re-election campaign is increasingly optimistic.  We’ll get the Democratic prospective from Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture and former Democratic Governor of Iowa.

And then Ed will welcome a special panel of Dr. Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics at Occidental University, Mayor R.T. Rybak (D-Minneapolis, MN), Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Richard Wolffe, msnbc Political Analyst.  They’ll discuss Iowa politics and an issue that “just gets my blood boiling,” voter suppression.

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

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'Ed Show' tonight: Thu., Dec. 29, 2011

Updated