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DNC exposes Pawlenty lies

DNC exposes Pawlenty lies

05/23/11 07:31PM

Tim Pawlenty is promising to bring "truth" to America in his presidential announcement.  That might not be the best approach for him since he seems to be having a hard time with honesty. In this ad, the DNC calls him out on the multiple falsehoods he's been touting:        Another way to gauge how trust-worthy the former governor is could be the way he's perceived in his state of Minnesota.  When he announced his decision to run for president today, a Minnesota paper, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, put the announcement on the obituary page. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 5/23/11

05/23/11 06:20PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...A new AP poll determines Ryan plan is a political loser for Republicans.The NY-26 election, hinging on the Ryan budget plan, will happen tomorrow and Kathy Hochul (D) is the projected winner.The Missouri tornado death count totals at least 89 lives.NY Magazine reports Fox News exec Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin is an "idiot".  After a recount spurred by missing ballots, election officials in Wisconsin declare Justice David Prosser the winner of the state's Supreme Court elections. read more

Today's Underbuzzed

05/23/11 02:45PM

As promised, every show day I'm going to try to post some of the day's stories that don't seem to be reverberating as powerfully as maybe they oughtta. If you see something I've missed, please post it in the comments.Hundreds in government knew of the plan to get Osama bin Laden beforehand, but no one let it slip. Remember this one the next time they tell you how secretive government has to be, or else leaks will get out. Serious operations that genuinely serve the national interest don't get leaked. Bullshit curbs on our civil liberties do. read more

The Monday Outlook

05/23/11 12:42PM

The back-and-forth on Sen. Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare -- and especially how it's playing in NY-26 -- seem to be today's big political story. The point about NY-26, I think, though, has gotten lost. The outcome of the race isn't the referendum on Medicare -- the fact that this once-easy GOP district even became a tossup already told us everything we need to know. read more

Morning EDition: May 23, 2011

05/23/11 11:02AM

We're trying something new starting today. Every morning I kick off our editorial day with a note listing some of the stories that have caught my eye. We thought it might be interesting to start posting a work-in-progress form of that note on show-day mornings. Around noon or so I'll post a quick summary of what the day looks like to me, personally. read more

SNL fans outside our studio building

05/19/11 09:24PM

We see a lot of interesting things here at 30 rock. About this time of the week, when The Ed Show staff leaves the building, often we see people lined up to try and get tickets to SNL. Depending on the act that will be appearing, the crowd of people who camp out is often large. This week is different though. On Tuesday night, there were about 10 or 12 who had already started a line. We asked who could bring such dedicated fans to the sidewalk outside our building for 5 nights.   Justin Timberlake is the host, and Lady Gaga is the musical act. read more

Sen. Fred Risser verbally assaulted

Sen. Fred Risser verbally assaulted

05/19/11 08:57PM

He’s the longest-serving state legislator in the nation and a WWII veteran and he was verbally assaulted on the Wisconsin state Senate floor.Wisconsin state Senate Republicans trying to pass the voter suppression bill lashed out at Sen. Fred Risser when he tried to speak out against the legislation.Risser retaliated, “In my 50 years, I’ve never had anyone cut me off!”Ed won’t let them get away with it though--Sen. Risser will be on the show to give us the whole story. read more

Ed's Guest List, Thursday 5/19

05/19/11 08:53PM

John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation.Joe Madison, Sirius XM Radio Talk Show Host. State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-WI).State Sen. Fred Risser (D-WI). Robert Wexler, Former Democratic Congressman from Florida.  He is currently the President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. read more

Official debate over Ryan budget to begin

Official debate over Ryan budget to begin

05/19/11 08:00PM

Republicans are backed into a corner over the Ryan budget and will have to decide if they’re willing to target seniors and cut Medicare. John Nichols of The Nation is on The Ed Show to discuss Sen. Harry Reid’s decision to bring the House budget bill... watch