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'Ed Show' Playbook: Thurs. July 19th

Ann Romney has proven herself to be one of Mitt’s most valuable surrogates.
'Ed Show' Playbook: Thurs. July 19th
'Ed Show' Playbook: Thurs. July 19th

Ann Romney has proven herself to be one of Mitt’s most valuable surrogates. So, as the pressure mounts for Mitt to release his tax returns, Ann made an appearance on Good Morning America to give her take. Well, her answers seem to have everyone asking even more questions. Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and Former DNC Communications Director and Hogan Gidley, Former National Communications Director for the Rick Santorum Campaign join us to talk about Ann’s answers and why the Romney camp continues to push a distorted version of what the President said about small businesses (yes, that’s still happening).

How much money do you have in your IRA/401K right now? We’re guessing it’s not between twenty and ONE HUNDRED AND ONE million dollars. That’s what the Wall Street Journal estimates Mitt Romney’s is worth. But why would you keep that much in a retirement account? Tax savings. David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of "Perfectly Legal" and "Free Lunch" will join us to talk “everything you wanted to know about tax havens but were too afraid to ask.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other House Republicans sent a letter to the State Department, suggesting that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The attack is so entirely baseless, that prominent Republicans like Rep. John Boehner and  Sen. John McCain are coming out in Abedin’s defense. So, what does Bachmann do? DOUBLE DOWN on her claims. Chris Kofinis, Democratic Strategist, joins us to discuss.

In the big panel we’ve got John Fugelsang, Political Comedian, Jimmy Williams, Former Democratic Senate Staffer and msnbc Contributor, and Guy Benson, Townhall’s Political Editor.

Republicans keep saying that government doesn’t create jobs and we need to make cuts. But former Vice President Dick Cheney may have changed their minds. At least when it comes to saving jobs in the Department of Defense… (you know, just so you “can plan for the next war” as Cheney reportedly said.)  Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Former chief of staff at the State Department during Gen. Colin Powell's term.  He is currently the Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary will join us for the big finish tonight.

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

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