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Top Stories: 6/2/11

06/02/11 05:02PM

Chris Christie doesn’t want New Jersey residents to receive Medicaid if they make over $6,000 a year.  That means he’s willing to cut off 23,000 people from the life-saving program.Mitt Romney solidifies his plan to run for president today.The War on Drugs isn’t working.June is the last month "The Glenn Beck Program" will air on Fox News. read more


06/02/11 03:46PM

Quick reminder, the Rev. Al Sharpton fills in for Ed tonight. Ed will return Monday. Here are some of the stories that seem sadly Underbuzzed today. As always, please add your own in the comments.As we reported on Tuesday, Democratic senators pressed Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler to use the CFTC's emergency powers to crack down on oil speculators who have driven up gas prices. The House voted in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion to do just this in 2008. Now, not so much. Neither the House GOP nor Chairman Gensler support this move. Today, Sen. read more

The Thursday Outlook

06/02/11 01:00PM

Not for the first time, something about GOP strategy doesn't make sense to me. The House GOP wants to blame Pres. Obama for all the awful things that will happen to the economy and working Americans (not to mention the world) if/when the House GOP defaults on the good faith and credit of the United States.They admit to Politico: "It's dangerous," but they say it's dangerous for Obama.But as Jed Lewison points out over at Daily Kos, members of the House GOP are accusing Treasury Sec. Geithner of acting like "Chicken Little" over the dangers of defaulting. Here's what doesn't make sense. read more

Morning EDition: June 2, 2011

06/02/11 11:06AM

The Rev. Al Sharpton fills in for Ed tonight. Today's Outlook and Underbuzzed are on the way, so check back in a bit. Meanwhile, here's some of the stuff we're keeping our eye on this morning:TODAYFmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) speech today formally announcing presidential bid, tapes Hannity interview to air tonight.Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner makes the case for hiking the debt ceiling to GOP House freshmen. read more

WI GOP Sen. hopes you won't vote

WI GOP Sen. hopes you won't vote

06/01/11 09:59PM

Wisconsin state Sen. Dan Kapanke (R) is regretting the way he mistreated workers by supporting Gov. Walker's anti-labor bill, as he faces a recall.   Last week at a golf club, state Sen. Kapanke acknowledged the large amount of public sector workers in his district and suggested the only way he could stay in office is if the those workers don't show up on election day.   Unfortunately for Kapanke, it was all caught on tape. We’ve got tons of government workers in my district - tons. read more

The Ed Show Guest List, Wednesday 6/1

06/01/11 08:56PM

Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT).Robert Reich, Former U.S. Labor Secretary, UC Berkeley Professor.Pat Garofalo, Economic Policy Editor for at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, (D-NJ).Errol Louis, Host of NY 1’s “Inside City Hall”.Faiz Shakir, Editor in Chief of read more

Inside Wall Street’s greed

Inside Wall Street’s greed

06/01/11 08:00PM

Pat Garofalo talks about the Citizens for Tax Justice study that shows that some of the top companies had billions of dollars' worth of profits during the... watch

Pizza summit

Pizza summit

06/01/11 07:50PM

During the second stop on her bus tour, Sarah Palin stopped for pizza with Donald Trump in New York City's Times Square.  The Donald reports to "Fox & Friends" that Palin would love for him to run for president.  Click here to see what else the might have talked about. read more