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'Ed Show' tonight: Thu., Jan. 12, 2012

Mitt Romney's business record, known as "vulture" capitalism by some of his GOP opponents, continues to come under fire.

Mitt Romney's business record, known as "vulture" capitalism by some of his GOP opponents, continues to come under fire.  Even Sarah Palin is joining the fray, demanding proof that Romney created 100,000 jobs while heading the private equity firm Bain Capital.  

Tonight, Ed comments on the moral failings of Middle Class Mitt (click here to see Ed's vulture chart) and welcomes David Cay Johnston, Reuters Columnist and author ("Free Lunch").

The next test for the GOP presidential candidates is January 21 in South Carolina, where the race is getting tighter and uglier by the minute.  Tyler Jones, a Democratic strategist and co-founder of SC Forward Progress, will have the latest.

Then, Ed welcomes an all-star panel for an extended discussion, including Democratic strategist Krystal Ball, E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, and Ari Melber, Correspondent for The Nation.

Four years ago, President Obama delivered a powerful speech on race in America after being attacked for his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  Now, some in the religious community believe it's Romney's turn, specifically to address passages in the Book of Mormon that condemn black people.

Obery Hendricks, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the New York Theological Seminary, Visiting Scholar in religion and African American Studies at Columbia University and author ("The Universe Bends Towards Justice"), will discuss his HuffPost piece Mitt Romney and the Curse of Blackness.

U.s. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) thinks Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is just what Washington needs.  Ed will explain why that's job-killing Psycho Talk!

And in the big finish, a direct challenge (finally!) to the Supreme Court case (Citizens United) which has led to unlimited corporate spending in politics.  And it comes from the states.  Will Republicans support states' rights in this case?  Ed will talk with Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock.

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

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