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AUC to Ryan: What were you thinking?

04/25/11 09:20PM

Americans United for Change is targeting the Ryan budget in a new ad that uncovers how the plan will take away Medicare and give the rich more tax breaks.    Watch:And it’s not just the AUC, the DCCC is also adding pressure to Republicans threatening to take away Medicare: Update: We’re keeping an eye on Ryan’s next batch of “listening sessions” scheduled to start tomorrow. read more

Ed's Guest List, Monday 4/25

04/25/11 08:25PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).Tyson Slocum, Director of Public Citizen's Energy Program. Laura Flanders, Host of GRITtv on Free Speech TV and editor of the book “At the Tea Party”.Andy Kroll, Staff reporter for Mother Jones Magazine.Stephanie Miller, Radio talk show host.  You can catch Stephanie Miller's "Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" on the road in Syracuse on May 14th (Ticketmaster has all other upcoming dates).  read more

New: Ed's promos with Spike Lee

04/25/11 04:52PM

Last month Ed went back to his hometown of Norfolk, VA to create his new msnbc Lean Forward promos, directed by Spike Lee.Ed returned to his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, a place that helped shape his personal beliefs. Growing up in a middle-class neighborhood, Ed speaks up for those who have experienced the negative effects of the economy, including Norfolk factory and shipyard workers.Watch:Watch all the ads here. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 4/25/11

04/25/11 03:39PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on …The GOP backpedaling on Medicare reform begins.Gov. Walker takes credit for jobs his Democratic predecessor created.Republicans are ready to make high gas prices a fault of the Dems. Boeing is biting the taxpayer’s hand that feeds it. read more

Michael Steele feels the middle class heat

04/22/11 04:38PM

Last night, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was on the show.  He stuck around to meet two middle class public workers: Garrett Lamp, a Florida firefighter, and Michael Weinman, Director of Government Affairs for the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio.  They used to vote Republican, but feel that the party is letting people like them down.    Watch these two middle class Americans give it to Steele straight and ask him why the GOP insists on making ends meet a constant struggle for them.   You'll be fired up when you do: read more

The joke's on Trump

04/21/11 09:42PM

Donald Trump has been getting a lot of attention for his flurry of media appearances lately, in which he suggests President Obama was not born in the United States--much like this interview with Meredith Vieira: Now, Jerry Seinfeld is backing out of an appearance for Eric Trump's charity event because of the birther comments and Papa Trump isn't happy about it.  In a NY Post article from today, The Donald lashes out at Seinfeld for taking a stand against the outrageous accusations against the president.This is the second public run-in with a comedian this month.  On April 7th, Bill Cosby re read more