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Underbuzzed

06/28/11 03:14PM

The Amazing Technicolor World of Michele Bachmann is sucking up a lot of oxygen today. Here's a look at some of today's just-maybe more-important underbuzzed stories. As always, share your own in the comments:An 82-year-old man was robbed of everything. When young black men do this it's called a crime. When big business does it, it's called an accidental foreclosure. But I'm sure there'll be criminal charges, right? Right?We keep hearing how strapped American companies are -- even though they're swimming in cash. read more

The Tuesday Outlook

06/28/11 02:55PM

It has a nice, intuitive appeal: Spend less money and things will get better. As with lots of things that have nice, intuitive appeal, it's dead wrong. And yet, this is what Republicans claim they want to do -- because it will create jobs. (Never mind that when push comes to shove, Republicans admit they would rather cut taxes than cut the deficit). But this is not an ideological position -- it's an empirical one. Republicans are claiming that if we cut spending -- NOW -- and cut the deficit -- NOW -- this will create American jobs. That hasn't been true in the past. read more

Morning EDition: June 28, 2011

06/28/11 11:16AM

Not a lot of political news grabbing the headlines today. But behind the scenes the push-and-pull over the debt continues, with our economic future in the balance. And a number of important slow-moving stories poked their heads up today. The Exxon story in particular comes to mind. So does the state-level assault on Planned Parenthood. Check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed, and let us know which of these stories you think are the day's big ones.TODAYSenate debates bill reducing number of presidential appointments subject to confirmation.Senate hearing this morning on Pres. read more

Bachmann is in it to win it

Bachmann is in it to win it

06/27/11 08:00PM

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann officially got into the presidential race today, and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and the former Governor of Minnesota have a lot to say about her ability to turn the Republican nomination upside down. watch

Top Stories: 6/27/11

06/27/11 06:32PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Michele Bachmann is running for president.President Obama meets with Sen. McConnell for debt talks.New York state legalizes gay marriage.Wisconsin GOP judge chokes fellow judge in argument over union rights. read more

Underbuzzed

06/27/11 03:14PM

The Rev. Al Sharpton will be filling in for Ed all week. We'll be on top of tonight's budget talks between President Obama and Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), of course. But there's a lot of other stuff going on today, so here's today's Underbuzzed.Herman Cain really is getting a raw deal. He consistently polls among the top three or so in the Republican field, but doesn't get covered that way. Now, as if no one reads Ralph Ellison any more, he's literally been made invisible. And he's-not-credible isn't a valid argument.Gov. read more

The Monday Outlook

06/27/11 02:31PM

The president meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tonight. So how serious is Sen. McConnell about having a grownup conversation on not just the debt, but spending and revenue? This serious, as Steve Benen points out. This is all pure political theater -- and to hell with the very real lives and jobs and businesses at stake.At least, however, the default crisis has laid bare -- if anyone's looking -- what the GOP's real priorities are. They used to be the party of a strong defense. read more

Morning EDition: June 27, 2011

06/27/11 11:14AM

The Rev. Al Sharpton is on for Ed all week -- it'll be interesting to see whether his take differs from Ed on the week's big stories. Check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed. Meanwhile, here's today's Morning EDition.TODAYPres. Obama meets with Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and then at 5pm eastern, Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). read more

Ed's Guest List, Thursday 6/23

06/23/11 09:03PM

Hetty Rosenstein, New Jersey state Director for the Communications Workers of America.Ezra Klein, Washington Post Columnist and msnbc Policy Analyst.Bill Press, Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and author of Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves.Laura Flanders, host of GRITtv on Free Speech TV and editor of the book “At the Tea Party”.Heidi Harris, Radio host on The Heidi Harris Show. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 6/23/11

06/23/11 08:22PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Union members rallied in Trenton, NJ, today in anticipation of a vote in the Statehouse that would spike rates on pensions and health benefits for public workers in the state.The spending cuts Republicans are pushing for would hurt the economy and stifle job creation.57% of Americans say they’d be worse off with Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) introduce a bill to legalize marijuana. read more

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