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The Tuesday Outlook: How Murdoch's Lobbying May Save His Job

07/19/11 02:22PM

"I'm the best person to clean this up."That was Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the one person in the world most qualified to fix things at News Corp. just happens to be the man who founded it, which just happens to be the man on whose watch things needed cleaning up and just happens to be the man who also told members of Parliament that, "No," he is not responsible.Obviously, he's pretty much the worst person to clean this up. Why, then, is he being allowed to remain as the head of this publicly held company? read more

Morning EDition: July 19, 2011

07/19/11 11:10AM

Obviously, we're all watching the Murdoch hearings. But lots more is in the wind tonight. Here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYHouse votes on Cut, Cap and Balance Act tonight.Wisconsin holds one primary election and two recall primaries.BUDGETThe parties edge closer to a deal based on the plan proposed by Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).Tea Party, Club for Growth, threaten GOPers who sign on to the McConnell plan.Club for Growth president voted to raise the debt ceiling.Red State vows to oppose any GOP senator who supports McConnell's leadership.Sen. read more

Unfair and Balanced

Unfair and Balanced

07/18/11 08:00PM

Will the tea party get what it wants? Will Obama cave? Ed talks with Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Tea Party Nation founder, Judson Phillips. watch

Is Al Capone a News Corp. role model?

Is Al Capone a News Corp. role model?

07/18/11 08:00PM

Rupert Murdoch says the hacking scandal is an isolated incident but filmmaker Robert Greenwald explains to Ed Schultz why the culture at News Corporation has created an environment of lies and intimidation. watch

New Orleans free health clinic

New Orleans free health clinic

07/18/11 08:00PM

The National Association of Free Clinics is holding a free health clinic on August 29th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. These clinics have helped thousands of uninsured patients receive care. To learn more about... watch

Two Americas

Two Americas

07/18/11 08:00PM

As Republicans continue their theatrics over the debt ceiling, thousands of folks in Dallas fight for federal housing assistance. watch

Guest List, Monday 7/18

07/18/11 07:51PM

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at LargeE.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist      The Republicans are throwing around a new catch phrase ("We have a spending problem not a revenue problem", anyone?) with their "Cut, Cap and Balance" proposal. Even with an overwhelming majority of Americans rejecting the Republicans' handling of the debt negotiations.... will the President cave and take McConnell's plan-- one that cuts and provides no new revenue, something he's previously said he needed included in the deal? read more

The Monday Outlook: The GOP's Tea Bag of Tricks

07/18/11 12:30PM

I tweeted last week that if you paid attention to how the government-shutdown debate ended up, the conclusion of the debt-ceiling fight won't be too much of a surprise. In fact, if you want to understand just how easily led the Tea Party is (what other political movement demands the end of the government entitlements it most vociferously demands?) all you have to do is look back to how the GOP leadership bamboozled them just three months ago.Here's what I was referring to in my tweet. The last catastrophe-averting showdown ended when the Republican leadership changed the terms of the debate. read more

Morning EDition: July 18, 2011

07/18/11 11:11AM

TODAYthe Senate debates military and VA spending.NO presidential-level talks scheduled on the debt ceiling. BUDGETBoth parties try to work up support for the McConnell Plan.Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is working against the McConnell Plan.Congress sets up votes on the $1.5-trillion-cuts deal.House tomorrow brings to the floor a new debt-ceiling bill utterly devoid of compromise. (Note: It's hard for Villagers to deny that a party is devoid of compromise when they ran against the evils of compromise.)Analysis: "Cut, Cap and Balance" Act makes the Ryan Plan look like the New Deal. read more

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