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Top Stories: 5/31/11

05/31/11 05:02PM

We’re keeping an eye on the House vote scheduled for today on the decision of whether or not to raise the debt-ceiling. Gas prices were curiously low during Memorial Day weekend.More Wisconsin GOP state Senators join the recall list.Weiner accused of showing his Boehner.There’s more on Roger Ailes and his right-wing political machine in a new profile piece from Rolling Stone magazine. read more


05/31/11 04:04PM

WAY too much buzz is getting eaten up by Sarah Palin. Today's first Underbuzzed demonstrates that in a way the Gray Lady oughtta find embarrassing.From 6:01 yesterday morning to 11:40 this morning, a period of more than 24 hours, not a single posting on the politics and government blog of the New York Times was about anything other than Sarah has a graphic representation of just how many places on the Eastern seaboard are seeing record heat this week. read more

The Tuesday Outlook

05/31/11 02:25PM

I had just noted for myself what a lot of commentators are pointing out -- that today's House vote on the debt ceiling is being done under suspension rules, which require a 2/3 majority and thus invalidate it as a test -- when I came across Jed Lewison unpacking even more reasons why it's bogus. I'm not sure I agree with Jed's recommended course of action in his headline, but it's definitely worth noting his point that, for no legislatively necessary reason, the bill includes blame for the debt. read more

Morning EDition: May 31, 2011

05/31/11 11:03AM

Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. Summer is unofficially under way and here's what's going on today. Today's Outlook and Underbuzzed will be here later today, so check back.TODAYNo public events scheduled for the president. read more

The Ed Show Guest List, Thursday 5/26

05/26/11 09:15PM

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist. Dan Dicker, Author of Oil's Endless Bid: Taming the Unreliable Price of Oil to Secure Our Economy.John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation.Shushannah Walshe, Newsweek magazine contributor and co-author of Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar. read more

T-Paw supports rejected Ryan plan

T-Paw supports rejected Ryan plan

05/26/11 08:22PM

The Senate rejected the Ryan plan today after prominent public outcry against the budget proposal. Still, Republican GOP presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, says he would sign the wildly unpopular plan into law if he were president.   In a desperate attempt to defend himself, Pawlenty turned to Twitter and attacked the president.   read more

Top Stories: 5/26/11

05/26/11 04:21PM

Dick Cheney worships the ground Paul Ryan walks on.Labor unions, namely NY AFL-CIO and NY United Federation of Teachers, rally in NYC for gay marriage.A WI Judge overturns Gov. Walker's anti-labor law.Sarah Palin will begin a bus tour Memorial Day weekend.  The NY Times suspects she is seriously considering a presidential run. read more


05/26/11 03:32PM

With the Medicare and other budget battles eating up the oxygen of political discourse these days, a few stories that aren't getting much coverage today:This one may be underbuzzed, but we're gonna try to change that on the show tonight: The price of coffee is going up. At Starbucks. And the CEO is blaming Wall St. speculators. So now it's not just your morning commute, it's your morning coffee, too. This story has been a hobby horse for me since I did it for Keith back in 2008--and the point behind it all is that it's not just any one commodity. read more

The Thursday Outlook

05/26/11 12:54PM

The discussion over Ed's remarks and apology is going on here. Please go there if you want to weigh in.Otherwise, the big national political story today is the continuing battle over Medicare. Republicans last night mostly held ranks voting for the Ryan Plan in the Senate. I'd say that was probably their best political move -- if only to avoid utterly throwing their House colleagues under the bus. read more

Morning EDition: May 26, 2011

05/26/11 11:15AM

Good morning, here are some of the stories I'm looking at this morning. If you're interested in talking about Ed's apology or suspension, here's the place to do it. A little later, I'll have today's Outlook and Underbuzzed, so check back with us this afternoon. As for what's going on this morning, here's an incomplete look:TODAYPresident Obama at G-8.VP Biden leads deficit-reduction talks.BUDGETEzra Klein makes the obvious-to-anyone-not-in-Congress argument about the asymmetrical negotiating over the debt ceiling.Sen. read more

Scott Walker signs voter ID bill

Scott Walker signs voter ID bill

05/25/11 09:45PM

Wisconsin Republicans have been trying to pass the voter suppression bill for 10 years.  Today, Scott Walker signed it into law.  At a time when Gov. Walker is crippling unions in the name of balancing the budget, it's puzzling that he so adamantly pursued a law that will cost the state government $7 million.  read more

The Ed Show Guest List, Wednesday 5/25

05/25/11 08:55PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT).Wendell Potter, News Analyst with the Center for Public Integrity, a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, and the Author of Deadly Spin. Rep. Barbara Lee, (D-CA). Brian Balthazar, Editor of read more

Romney plagiarizes bailout solution

05/25/11 08:32PM

Mitt Romney opposed the auto industry bailout—specifically in an op-ed titled: “Let Detroit go bankrupt”.The DNC put out this ad that we showed you last night.  It's of Romney and other GOP members opposing the exact thing that saved the automotive companies.Watch:Nevertheless, 2012 presidential candidate is now claiming credit for the bailout he so strongly spoke out against. read more