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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 votevets.org.Michael Sheehan, NBC News Terrorism Analyst.Virg Bernero (D-MI), Mayor of Lansing.Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and columnist for Bloomberg View. read more

Dems say GOP is hurting the economy on...

Dems say GOP is hurting the economy on purpose

06/22/11 08:00PM

Democrats in the Senate are making it explicitly clear: They believe Republicans are trying to sabotage the recovery by blocking any legislation that would help the economy. Ed Schultz talks to MSNBC Political Analyst Jonathan Alter about the fight ahead. watch

The plan for Afghanistan

The plan for Afghanistan

06/22/11 08:00PM

Ashwin Madia, Interim Chairman at votevets.org and Michael Sheehan, NBC News Terrorism Analyst, talk to Ed Schultz about President Obama’s speech on the military mission in Afghanistan and the politics tied to strategies and decisions. watch

Wisconsin GOP says jobless don't want jobs

Wisconsin GOP says jobless don't want jobs

06/22/11 08:00PM

More than 10,000 jobless Wisconsinites are no longer receiving unemployment benefits because State Republicans keep delaying a decision to accept federal benefit funding. State legislators say extending the benefits will discourage the jobless from... watch

Obama’s goal in Afghanistan

Obama’s goal in Afghanistan

06/22/11 08:00PM

President Obama said his goal in Afghanistan is to make sure there is “no safe-haven from which al Qaeda or its affiliates can launch attacks against our homeland, or our allies.” 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

Underbuzzed

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

Morning EDition: June 22, 2011

06/22/11 11:11AM

Of course, what the president has to say tonight about Afghanistan will drive much of our program. But we'll be getting other stuff in, too. Anything in particular you think we should be hitting tonight? Let us know in the comments.TODAYThe President addresses the nation about Afghanistan at 8pm eastern. read more

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