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Morning EDition: June 27, 2011

06/27/11 11:14AM

The Rev. Al Sharpton is on for Ed all week -- it'll be interesting to see whether his take differs from Ed on the week's big stories. Check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed. Meanwhile, here's today's Morning EDition.TODAYPres. Obama meets with Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and then at 5pm eastern, Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). read more

Ed's Guest List, Thursday 6/23

06/23/11 09:03PM

Hetty Rosenstein, New Jersey state Director for the Communications Workers of America.Ezra Klein, Washington Post Columnist and msnbc Policy Analyst.Bill Press, Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and author of Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves.Laura Flanders, host of GRITtv on Free Speech TV and editor of the book “At the Tea Party”.Heidi Harris, Radio host on The Heidi Harris Show. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 6/23/11

06/23/11 08:22PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Union members rallied in Trenton, NJ, today in anticipation of a vote in the Statehouse that would spike rates on pensions and health benefits for public workers in the state.The spending cuts Republicans are pushing for would hurt the economy and stifle job creation.57% of Americans say they’d be worse off with Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) introduce a bill to legalize marijuana. read more


06/23/11 05:01PM

I'm a little nervous doing this, but I'm gonna kick off today's Underbuzzed with a story I'm undrestanding only tenuously. Wish me luck and if I go astray, set me straight in the comments...When I first saw that Pres. Obama had decided to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, my first thought was that this was a mistake--that Pres. Obama was implicitly endorsing the mistaken claim that supply-and-demand were behind the recent run-up in gas prices. read more

The Thursday Outlook: What We Need Is a Do-Nothing Congress

06/23/11 04:05PM

Late with my blogging today. Sorry about that -- Ed being out of the studio has some knock-on effects inside the team. Anyway, it seems to me that today's bailout of Republican leadership from the Biden debt talks could prove to be a good thing. I'll explain.For a while now, Ezra Klein -- who will be on with Ed tonight -- has been making the case that Congress can solve our debt problem by not doing a single thing. Simply sitting on their Capitol Hill thumbs and allowing health-care reform to kick in, and the Bush tax cuts to die...will put our fiscal house in order. read more