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The Monday Outlook

06/06/11 03:02PM

The first thing you'll notice on The Ed Show tonight, of course, is that Ed is back. And the day's big political issue? Jobs. We learned Friday about May's crappy job numbers, and much of the weekend was spent in political debate about their meaning. One question -- whether this recovery qualifies as a jobless recovery. Technically, no. Jobs are being created. A lot of jobs, when you factor out all the jobs government is self-destructively shedding thanks to the bizarre no-spending-therefore-no-tax-hikes mantra of the Putting Money First crowd. read more

Morning EDition: June 6, 2011

06/06/11 11:02AM

Please join us tonight for Ed's return. Here's a look at some of the stories that caught my eye prepping for tonight's show. Did I miss any? Post 'em in the comments. I'll have today's Outlook and Underbuzzed a little later, as always.TODAYSenate takes up solicitor-general nominee Donald Verrilli read more

Most extreme weather in U.S. history

Most extreme weather in U.S. history

06/02/11 09:55PM

In the midst of tornado season, this year goes down as the most detrimental in history--and it's not over yet.   Here are some stats from Newsweek magazine: So far, nearly 1,000 tornadoes have hit the United States.  In the past year, more than 500 American deaths have come from tornadoes. Tornadoes have cost the U.S. $9 billion in damage just this year. read more

The Ed Show Guest List, Thursday 6/2

06/02/11 08:55PM

State Sen. Joe Vitale, (D-NJ).Deborah Shupenko, NJ Medicaid recipient.  Deborah Shupenko stands to lose her health benefits under the cuts planned by Gov. Christie.E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist.Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters.Clarissa Martinez, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns for the National Council of La Raza. read more

Libya resolution blocked

Libya resolution blocked

06/02/11 08:00PM

Dennis Kucinich introduced a Libya resolution in the House, but Republicans blocked the vote. Now, the GOP is scrambling to come up with a plan. watch

NJ targets Medicaid

NJ targets Medicaid

06/02/11 08:00PM

New Jersey governor Chris Christie says residents making more than $6,000 a year are too rich to receive Medicaid. A 56-year old New Jersey Medicaid recipient tells Rev. Al Sharpton that if Christie’s bill passes, it could put her on the streets or in... watch

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

Underbuzzed

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

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