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Romney's Epic News Conference Fail

06/30/11 12:15PM

Mitt Romney's appearance at the shuttered Allentown Metal Works today is meant to highlight the failure of the economic policies of Pres. Obama, who once visited the plant, spotlighting it as a symbol of hope for the economy.Here's the problem with Romney's news conference there. If you go back and read contemporary accounts of the Allentown Metal Works closing, you'll see a consistent theme. They had to close because there wasn't enough stimulus. read more

Morning EDition: June 30, 2011

06/30/11 11:14AM

The fallout from Pres. Obama's news conference continues. Primarily with the mounting feeling that the two parties can't agree on a deal to avoid default. Now what?TODAYPres. Obama speaks at DNC fundraiser in Philadelphia.The Senate votes on the confirmation of David Petraeus to head the CIA.Mitt Romney holds a news conference at a closed metal works.Stephen Colbert appears at the FEC today, in a campaign that has some worried about the consequences. read more

Guest List, 6/29/11

06/29/11 09:12PM

Alex Wagner, White House Correspondent for Politics Daily.Sally Kohn, Founder and Chief Education Officer of movementvision.org.Shushannah Walshe, Newsweek magazine contributor and co-author of Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar.Rep. Keith Ellison, (D-MN).Dr. Rani Whitfield, Medical Director of the National Association of Free Clinics in New Orleans.Tracy Velazquez, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute.Dr. read more

Hypocrisy on parade

Hypocrisy on parade

06/29/11 08:00PM

Alex Wagner of Politics Daily, Sally Kohn of movementvision.org and Sushannah Walshe of Newsweek magazine all join Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the hypocrisy on the GOP no matter which way the president leans. watch

Free health care clinics save lives

Free health care clinics save lives

06/29/11 08:00PM

Dr. Rani Whitfield, Medical Director of the National Association of Free Clinics in New Orleans joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the legal developments on President Obama’s health care legislation. watch

Is justice going to the highest bidder?

Is justice going to the highest bidder?

06/29/11 08:00PM

Private prisons are giving millions of dollars to politicians in exchange for laws that will keep more people behind bars. Tracy Velazquez of the Justice Policy Institute and Dr. James Peterson of Lehigh University tell Rev. Al Sharpton what this type... watch

Lindsay Lohan sells out

Lindsay Lohan sells out

06/29/11 08:00PM

Fox News paid Lindsay to tweet a National Inflation Association ad, a group whose business model is to feed on the fear of Americans over inflation, to her followers. Brian Balthazar of popgoestheweek.com is on the program with Rev. Al Sharpton to talk... watch

Underbuzzed

06/29/11 03:37PM

Sorry for today's lateness. Here are today's Underbuzzed stories.I know I've been railing for a while (including in today's Outlook) that Democrats oughtta call the Republican bluff on raising the debt ceiling. Well, no sooner than I posted today's Outlook, I saw on twitter that there's a petition calling on Democrats to do it. You can find the petition here, if you're interested in signing.The Obama Administration is making an awful mistake. And it should know better. read more

The Wednesday Outlook

06/29/11 02:18PM

Pres. Obama today called out Congress for failing to pursue a meaningful jobs plan, for defending big oil and private jets and for blocking measures they once supported because helping the economy might bolster the president's political fortunes. Talking Points Memo has a good writeup showing just how dramatic the GOP reversal has been -- now that the policies they once backed might help the president.All of this, of course, is coming to a head because Republicans are trying to use the Aug. 2nd deadline for raising the debt ceiling -- in order to make further economy-destroying cuts. read more

Morning EDition: June 29, 2011

06/29/11 11:33AM

Sorry today's EDition is late -- I've been running behind all morning. It's time for Pres. Obama's news conference, but check back in later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed...TODAYPres. Obama holds a news conference at 11:30am eastern time.Pres. Obama hosts a Gay Pride reception tonight for a constituency that remains disappointed in him. BUDGETSenate Democrats are losing the budget battle by refusing to lay down hard lines on revenue/spending.Only Medicare, a proven winner with the electorate, gets a hard-line defense from Democrats.Sens. read more

Guest List, Tuesday 6/28

06/28/11 08:57PM

Chris Hayes, Washington Editor of the Nation and an msnbc Contributor.Joan Walsh, Salon’s editor at large.Michelle Goldberg, Senior contributing writer at The Daily Beast and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism.Scott Keyes, Reporter for Think Progress.Lynne Torgerson, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota.  She is running against Rep. Keith Ellison.Cesar Vargas, Dream Act supporter.  read more

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