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Morning EDition: August 4, 2011

08/04/11 10:19AM

As the debt-deal dust clears, we see a mounting body of evidence that Washington has effectively doomed any chance of a near-term, meaningful recovery. That said, not all news is bad. See: GM. Oh, and how about 100,000 new jobs? Can't hurt. Here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYPres. Obama turns 50.BUDGETJP Morgan analyst: Washington's economic policies will devastate GDP next year. (Anyone have the formula that converts change in GDP to change in jobs? read more

Guest List Wednesday, 8/3

08/03/11 08:49PM

Bill Maher Host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”Bill Maher is joining us to talk about the 2012 GOP election field and says Mormonism is more comparable to Islam than Christianity. He also thinks Obama could lose in 2012. Laura Flanders, host of GRITtv on Free Speech TV and editor of the book “At the Tea Party”With Congress in recess and the FAA budget still unresolved, 4,000 FAA employees are now out of work. read more

'Tar Baby' Walk Back

'Tar Baby' Walk Back

08/03/11 08:00PM

Congressman Doug Lamborn says he's apologized to the President for using racially charged language. Michael Eric Dyson explains. watch

The New Orleans free clinic is coming up

The New Orleans free clinic is coming up

08/03/11 08:00PM

The National Association of Free Clinic's New Orleans event is happening on August 29th, and your donations are an important part of making the event a success. To make a donation, or to learn more about volunteering at or attending the clinic in New... watch

The Teamsters' James Hoffa talks jobs

The Teamsters' James Hoffa talks jobs

08/03/11 08:00PM

President Obama is going on the road to talk about jobs - and he's urging Congress to get on board. But Republicans are choosing to call the president a "wet blanket" instead. Teamsters Union President James Hoffa joins Michael Eric Dyson. watch

Morning EDition: August 3, 2011

08/03/11 11:43AM

It's pivot time. Here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYPres. Obama holds a cabinet meeting.Democrats hold 11:30am news conference on the FAA shutdown.Pres. Obama attends DNC fundraisers in Chicago.BUDGETMost of the Tea Party members of Congress caved on their vow to default. Conservative member of Congress voted against debt deal to protect her local hospital. Ya don't say.White House says the debt-deal battle will frame the choices for 2012.Geithner argues the trigger creates powerful pressure for both parties to compromise on taxes and entitlements. read more

Guest List, Tuesday 8/2

08/02/11 08:55PM

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)Dean Baker Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy ResearchWith the debt ceiling now law it seems neither conservatives or progressives are too happy about the deal. We’ll explain why conservatives have little to be complain about, and why the American worker does. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and economist Dean Baker join us. Margie Omero, Democratic Pollster and President of Momentum AnalysisThe debt bill signed into law today cuts trillions in government spending and leaves the next round of cuts in the hands of a newly created super committee. read more

Debt deal does a number on American jobs

Debt deal does a number on American jobs

08/02/11 08:00PM

Democrats say no one likes the debt deal. Republicans disagree, saying they got what they wanted. Economist Dean Baker and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO, join Thomas Roberts to explain why the deal is bad for the economy. watch

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