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Bye bye Beck!

Bye bye Beck!

06/30/11 08:00PM

Reverend Al Sharpton and Media Matters' Eric Boehlert discuss Glenn Beck's swan song at Fox News watch


06/30/11 04:31PM

I already did my big underbuzzed story of the day in an earlier post (the one about Mitt Romney's news conference), but here are a handful of others that caught my eye:David Corn over at Mother Jones reminds us of how much Republicans valued certainty for the fate of the economic climate -- certainty on issues that didn't really affect the economic climate. So where is there fetish for certainty now, when Wall Street and the entire global economy craves certainty on the US debt?A housing recovery was supposed to pull the rest of the economy out of the ditch. read more

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 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 and Sushannah Walshe of Newsweek magazine all join Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the... watch