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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... 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

The Thursday Outlook

06/02/11 01:00PM

Not for the first time, something about GOP strategy doesn't make sense to me. The House GOP wants to blame Pres. Obama for all the awful things that will happen to the economy and working Americans (not to mention the world) if/when the House GOP defaults on the good faith and credit of the United States.They admit to Politico: "It's dangerous," but they say it's dangerous for Obama.But as Jed Lewison points out over at Daily Kos, members of the House GOP are accusing Treasury Sec. Geithner of acting like "Chicken Little" over the dangers of defaulting. Here's what doesn't make sense. read more

Morning EDition: June 2, 2011

06/02/11 11:06AM

The Rev. Al Sharpton fills in for Ed tonight. Today's Outlook and Underbuzzed are on the way, so check back in a bit. Meanwhile, here's some of the stuff we're keeping our eye on this morning:TODAYFmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) speech today formally announcing presidential bid, tapes Hannity interview to air tonight.Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner makes the case for hiking the debt ceiling to GOP House freshmen. read more

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