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GOP candidates mangle economic facts

GOP candidates mangle economic facts

06/14/11 08:00PM

Republicans will make the 2012 campaign about the economy, but during the debate, the two “serious” Republican candidates were wrong about the economy more than they were right. Ed Schultz checks their facts. watch

BREAKING NEWS IN WISCONSIN

06/14/11 07:30PM

The AP is now reporting that the Scott Walker law stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights has been upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Ed Show will be all over this tonight with WI Assemblyman Peter Barca (Remember, he was at the center of all of this). State Senator Chris Larson who was one of those Wisconsin 14 who fled the state to stop this law from being voted on in the first place, and the great John Nichols of the Nation Magazine. Here's how WTMJ is reporting the news. read more

Man on the Street: What do you think about Anthony Weiner?

06/14/11 03:54PM

As of now, he's holding on to his job.  We asked people in New York's Time Square Friday what they thought of Anthony Weiner - whether what he did counts as cheating, whether he should resign and whether they thought the sex scandal effects his ability to serve as a congressman.  The responses varied.  Here's what people had to say. read more

Underbuzzed

06/14/11 03:41PM

With the political world all abuzz over the fact that Michele Bachmann managed not to sprout devil wings or sacrificially slaughter a small child to the god Baal, we've got a pretty full slate of Underbuzzed stories today. If you see any I've missed, put 'em in the comments.Remember when Rand Paul's supporters physically assaulted a female protester? And one of them justified the attack even after the video of it emerged? read more

The Tuesday Outlook

06/14/11 01:09PM

I don't usually do political analysis, since I'm not very good at it, and since I haven't even watched the full debate, that makes this attempt even more laughable. But here goes.I think Obama won last night's debate. Specifically, I think Obama-ism won last night's debate.The Obama campaign reportedly is most worried about Romney, Huntsman and Pawlenty. Although Pawlenty, after night, maybe not so much. In any case, those guys represent what for my purposes I'll call the sane faction of the GOP. And what do they all have in common? A record of embracing policies Obama has embraced. read more

Morning EDition: June 14, 2011

06/14/11 11:06AM

Everyone's hashing and rehashing last night's GOP debate. Well, not everyone. Everyone's either doing that or rerehashing Weiner-gate. Well, not everyone. Some folks are bringing important stuff to light. Here's a sampling of all of the above, and don't forget to check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed.TODAYPres. Obama in Puerto Rico, does local-TV interviews.ProgressiveCongress.org and the Congressional Progressive Caucus announce jobs tour.Weiner's wife returns home. BUDGETPres. read more

Tim Pawlenty gets stage fright

Tim Pawlenty gets stage fright

06/13/11 08:00PM

Republican candidate for president Tim Pawlenty mocked opponent Mitt Romney on Sunday, but clammed up when he was standing on stage with Romney at the New Hampshire debate. watch

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