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The Tuesday Outlook

06/14/11 01:09PM

I don't usually do political analysis, since I'm not very good at it, and since I haven't even watched the full debate, that makes this attempt even more laughable. But here goes.I think Obama won last night's debate. Specifically, I think Obama-ism won last night's debate.The Obama campaign reportedly is most worried about Romney, Huntsman and Pawlenty. Although Pawlenty, after night, maybe not so much. In any case, those guys represent what for my purposes I'll call the sane faction of the GOP. And what do they all have in common? A record of embracing policies Obama has embraced. read more

Morning EDition: June 14, 2011

06/14/11 11:06AM

Everyone's hashing and rehashing last night's GOP debate. Well, not everyone. Everyone's either doing that or rerehashing Weiner-gate. Well, not everyone. Some folks are bringing important stuff to light. Here's a sampling of all of the above, and don't forget to check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed.TODAYPres. Obama in Puerto Rico, does local-TV and the Congressional Progressive Caucus announce jobs tour.Weiner's wife returns home. BUDGETPres. read more

Tim Pawlenty gets stage fright

Tim Pawlenty gets stage fright

06/13/11 08:00PM

Republican candidate for president Tim Pawlenty mocked opponent Mitt Romney on Sunday, but clammed up when he was standing on stage with Romney at the New Hampshire debate. watch

Ed's Guest List 8/13

06/13/11 07:41PM

Big night for The Ed Show tonight. We will be first on the air with reaction and analysis of the first real GOP 2012 debate tonight (ie this is the first debate with Bachmann).Joining Ed live from Manchester, NH will be former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.Ed will also talk about the GOP jobs plan as revealed in the debate with former Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to VP Biden, Jared Bernstein (he's calling for more spending... read more


06/13/11 02:51PM

Tonight's GOP debate may crowd out a lot of important stories today. Here are some of the ones that deserve more attention than they're getting. Spread the word, and add to the list in the comments if you've got your own. Republicans want to raise taxes. You'd think that would be a lead, but no. A Republican presidential hopeful wants to raise taxes. Not on the rich; on you. And the dark lord of tax cuts, Grover Norquist, has a scheme to get more tax cuts for the rich -- use the money that now goes for farm subsidies. Yep. Rob from the farms, give to the rich. read more

The Monday Outlook

06/13/11 12:55PM

Of course, tonight's big political story will be the GOP presidential debate. We'll be watching it, so you don't have to, and we'll bring you all the must-see TV you can handle. That said, there are a bunch of real stories about real issues that affect real people out there, too.Larry Summers calling for economic stimulus to spur job growth is a big deal.Or would be, in a saner world. The League of Expatriate Obama Advisers is now singing in virtual unison about the need to pump more money into the economy. Summers, Goolsbee, Romer, Bernstein. read more

Morning EDition: June 13, 2011

06/13/11 11:14AM

Democrats today seem to be continuing the odd strategy of talking about how bad the Weiner story is, because people keep talking about it. Weird. Anyway, here's what's caught my eye today. Check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed.TODAYPres. Obama tours LED maker, meets with jobs council.GOP presidential debate. read more