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Morning EDition: August 3, 2011

08/03/11 11:43AM

It's pivot time. Here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYPres. Obama holds a cabinet meeting.Democrats hold 11:30am news conference on the FAA shutdown.Pres. Obama attends DNC fundraisers in Chicago.BUDGETMost of the Tea Party members of Congress caved on their vow to default. Conservative member of Congress voted against debt deal to... read more

Guest List, Tuesday 8/2

08/02/11 08:55PM

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)Dean Baker Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy ResearchWith the debt ceiling now law it seems neither conservatives or progressives are too happy about the deal. We’ll explain why conservatives have little to be complain about, and why the American worker does. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and economist... read more

Dems vow renewed focus on jobs

Dems vow renewed focus on jobs

08/02/11 08:00PM

"America's Mayor" Virg Bernero of Lansing, Michigan, joins Thomas Roberts to talk about whether Republicans will follow the President's lead and focus on jobs now that the debt ceiling battle has ended. watch

Debt deal does a number on American jobs

Debt deal does a number on American jobs

08/02/11 08:00PM

Democrats say no one likes the debt deal. Republicans disagree, saying they got what they wanted. Economist Dean Baker and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO, join Thomas Roberts to explain why the deal is bad for the economy. watch

Block the vote

Block the vote

08/02/11 08:00PM

One week until the Wisconsin recall elections and the right is sinking to new lows on voter suppression. watch

Morning EDition: August 2, 2011

08/02/11 11:25AM

Sorry I'm running late today. Maybe NJ Transit needs another tunnel into Manhattan. Enough griping, here's your Morning EDition:TODAYThe House goes home. Until Sept. 7th. Just like your summer vacation, right?Senate vote on the debt-ceiling deal is expected at noon.Pres. Obama will make a statement following the Senate vote.BUDGETWho... read more

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