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Guest List, Monday 7/11

Ezra Klein, Washington Post Columnist and msnbc Policy AnalystDr.

Ezra Klein, Washington Post Columnist and msnbc Policy Analyst

Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University

Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor-at-Large  

The debt ceiling negotaions are continuing and it's getting down to the wire... The President has put everything on the table and the Republicans still won't budge on a compromise. Our panel gets into the discussion.    


Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)  

Joins us exclusively to talk the ongoing debt ceiling debate and makes a very special announcement tonight on The Ed Show.    


Melissa Harris-Perry, msnbc contributor, Political Science Professor at Tulane University and columnist for The Nation Magazine

Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown university and author of "Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson"  

African American families were better off under slavery than under President Obama. That is just ONE of the outrageous statements in a document put out by a conservative Iowa group called "The Family Leader". Michele Bachmann was the first presidential candidate to sign it. While Team Bachmann tries to backtrack on the slavery comments, the document has already ignited a firestorm in the African American community. Our panel weighs in.    


Robert Greenwald, documentary filmmaker and the Director of the Brave New Foundation  

The scandal makes its way to our shores as it's revealed that a reporter from Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World allegedly offered an NYPD officer money for access to phone records of 9/11 victims.