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'ED Show' playbook: Mon., Aug. 13

85 days to the election and Paul Ryan backlash begins with hecklers in Iowa.

85 days to the election and Paul Ryan backlash begins with hecklers in Iowa.  And Vice President Joe Biden is on the attack.

"What's gutsy about giving millionaires another tax break?" Biden said of Ryan’s budget plan today in North Carolina.  “What's gutsy about gutting Medicare, Medicaid, education?"

Tonight, our extended coverage of the Ryan pick begins with John Nichols, Washington Correspondent  of The Nation, who tells us exactly who Paul Ryan is.

Then, we’ll look at President Obama’s counter punch on the trail today as both he and Ryan campaign Iowa.   Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large, and E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, join Ed for that.

Romney's vice presidential pick won't help him with female voters. We'll take a look at Ryan's record on women's issues with Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women.

With Ryan on the ticket, the GOP also has a new leader in the war on the middle class.  Larry Cohen, President of the Communications Workers of America and James Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, react to the Ryan pick.

In passing over Tim Pawlenty as his running mate, Romney humiliated the former Minnesota governor.  We’ll reveal who broke the bad news to T-Paw.

And in the Big Finish, we'll debunk the Republican's $700 billion LIE about Medicare funding.  Who's really a danger to the program?  Ed will ask Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

It's going to another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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