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

06/06/11 06:59PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on …Anthony Weiner apologizes for lying about the Twitter picture.Nancy Pelosi asks Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner.Economist Walter E. Williams says welfare is a mechanism to “break up the black family”.More buyer’s remorse: Even members of the Republican party are rejecting the unfair tactics and turning away from the GOP. read more

The Monday Outlook

06/06/11 03:02PM

The first thing you'll notice on The Ed Show tonight, of course, is that Ed is back. And the day's big political issue? Jobs. We learned Friday about May's crappy job numbers, and much of the weekend was spent in political debate about their meaning. One question -- whether this recovery qualifies as a jobless recovery. Technically, no. Jobs are being created. A lot of jobs, when you factor out all the jobs government is self-destructively shedding thanks to the bizarre no-spending-therefore-no-tax-hikes mantra of the Putting Money First crowd. read more

Morning EDition: June 6, 2011

06/06/11 11:02AM

Please join us tonight for Ed's return. Here's a look at some of the stories that caught my eye prepping for tonight's show. Did I miss any? Post 'em in the comments. I'll have today's Outlook and Underbuzzed a little later, as always.TODAYSenate takes up solicitor-general nominee Donald Verrilli read more

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