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Ed's Guest List, Wednesday 6/22

06/22/11 09:10PM

Rachel Maddow, Host of The Rachel Maddow Show.Chris Matthews, Host of Hardball with Chris Matthews.Ashwin Madia, Interim Chairman at Sheehan, NBC News Terrorism Analyst.Virg Bernero (D-MI), Mayor of Lansing.Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and columnist for Bloomberg View. read more

The plan for Afghanistan

The plan for Afghanistan

06/22/11 08:00PM

Ashwin Madia, Interim Chairman at and Michael Sheehan, NBC News Terrorism Analyst, talk to Ed Schultz about President Obama’s speech on the... watch

What's in Ed's Head: 6/22/11

06/22/11 07:37PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...President Obama will give his plan for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan tonight.  Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews join Ed on the program and we'll get all 3 of their reactions to the speech at 10 PM on msnbc. The Wisconsin GOP is jeopardizing unemployment benefits for 10,000 Wisconsinites because, they contend, benefits make people lazy.Sarah Palin quit her bus tour early.Sen. McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. read more


06/22/11 04:23PM

Tonight's Afghanistan speech will blow a lot of other stories off the newscape. A few of them caught my eye as deserving more attention than they'll likely get. Here they are:James Risen was one of the most important reporters in the struggle to reveal the excesses and abuses of power undertaken by the Bush Administration in the name of Keeping Us Safe. Sadly, a whistleblower case has given us an affidavit in which he says that the Obama Administration, too, continues to intimidate truth-tellers and reporters. read more

The Wednesday Outlook

06/22/11 02:31PM

It's amazing how quickly hawks turn to doves. Pretty much the entire GOP presidential field wants to draw down in Afghanistan. Today, at least, we got a glimpse of why this is.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell explained that the Republican position on the use of US military power depends in some degree...on which party the president belongs to. The technical term for this is Putting Country Second (At Best).A couple of interesting polls out today, too, both about the economy. read more