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What's in Ed's Head: 6/9/11

06/09/11 06:22PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...The White House is putting job creation on the back burner.Mitt Romney is under Republican fire for abandoning Detroit.Herman Cain says if he becomes president, he won’t sign a bill that’s longer than 3 pages.Newt Gingrich’s top aides resigned from his presidential campaign. read more


06/09/11 03:41PM

Here are some of the stories I wish were getting a little more attention today!First up is a great piece of video in which Iowa state Sen. Shawn Hammerlinck (R) tells students he doesn't want them lobbying him. Here it is:  A new poll finds that a big majority of Americans think the economy will suffer serious harm if we default. Some of them want to do it anyway. Which means some Americans out there value their apocalyptic Tea Party ideology over the future of the nation itself. Shocker. Two government reports fail to find US getting anything for the billions it spends. read more

The Thursday Outlook

06/09/11 02:37PM

The National Journal finds that America has changed fundamentally -- embracing pessimism about the future. With the current political landscape making sane economic policy impossible, it's hard to blame them. But there are signs of hope.Bloomberg News reports that some in the Obama Administration are not content to sit on their hands as millions of Americans stare a life of joblessness in the face. They're reportedly looking at using payroll-tax breaks to goose hiring. It's not the most stimulative use of our money -- that would be aid to the poor and jobless (see page five). read more

Morning EDition: June 9, 2011

06/09/11 10:59AM

Here's a look at what we're eyeballing today. Not too much new to fuel the Weiner scandal, it seems. And plenty of other stuff going on that could determine our country's economic future. Here's a look at some of it -- and check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed:TODAYPres. Obama meets with Pres. Ondimba of Gabon.VP Biden leads another round of deficit talks.Confirmation hearing for Leon Panetta's DOD nomination. read more

Ed's Guest List, 6/8

06/08/11 09:37PM

Mike Papantonio, host of "The Ring of Fire" radio show.  Papantonio will pick up where he left off the last time he was on The Ed Show on the Rep. Weiner debate.Mellissa Harris Perry, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University and columnist for The Nation magazine.  She’ll talk to Ed about the latest developments on Rep. read more