Today On The Ed Schultz Show

Former Gov. and DNC Chair Howard Dean joins the 2nd hour of Today’s show to discuss President Obama’s health care summit with House and Senate Congressional members.

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR, joins the 2nd hour of Today’s show to discuss repealing the antitrust exemption currently granted to health insurance companies.

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-CT, joins the 3rd hour of Today’s show to discuss the Obama summit on health care.

Toyota has more problems after the Congressional hearings. We’ll bring you the story.

Today On The Thom Hartmann Show

Hour Two: Is it time for a third industrial revolution? Thom talks with Jeremy Rifkin, from The Foundation of Economic Trends  http://www.foet.org

Hour Three: Is America about to “Return to Prosperity”? Thom challenges conservative economist Arthur Laffer about his new book http://www.arduinlaffermoore.com; plus Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, author of “Freefall”, joins me in studio http://www.penguin.ca

This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) calls in 7:05am to talk about yesterday’s Toyota hearings on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) calls in at 7:35am to talk about today’s health care reform summit.

President Obama and his Dem allies are pleading their case for health care overhaul in an extraordinary summit with GOP-ers, broadcast live to a divided public on daytime TV. But Dems are already looking beyond Today’s meeting at historic Blair House. With GOP lawmakers remaining steadfast in their opposition, the president and his party are preparing to move on alone.

Under blistering criticism, Toyota President Akio Toyoda personally and repeatedly apologized to Congress and millions of anxious American car-owners yesterday for deadly defects in popular models produced by his Japanese company. But angry lawmakers forcefully declared it was hardly enough.

Senate Dems have retreated from adding new privacy protections to the nation’s primary counterterrorism law. Lacking the necessary 60-vote supermajority, Dem leaders settled on a one-year extension of expiring surveillance and seizure provisions of the Patriot Act.

A SeaWorld Orlando trainer was leisurely rubbing a killer whale from a poolside platform when the 12,000-pound creature reached up, grabbed her with its mouth and dragged her underwater. The trainer was killed.

Today On The Ed Schultz Show

Ed Schultz broadcasts from Fargo, ND.

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-IA, joins the 1st hour of Today’s show to discuss a new poll showing 52% don’t think President Obama deserves re-election.

David Shuster, host on MSNBC at 10AM and 3PM, joins the 2nd hour of Today’s show to discuss Vice President Biden saying taxpayers have gotten their money’s worth from the stimulus as the White House ramps up spending on creating jobs.

The White House is hinting at a new health care bill. We’ll talk about it.

Today On The Thom Hartmann Show

Hour Two: ”Is rapid rail really just political pork?” Get ready to rumble when conservative Dan Gainor joins Thom about the “choo-choo’s”  www.businessandmedia.org

This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Hal Sparks joins us in studio at 6:05am for all three hours of “Humpdays With Hal.”

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) calls in at 6:35am to talk about health care reform.

Karl Frisch, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 7:05am to co-host Right Wing World.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) calls in at 7:35am to talk about the economy and jobs

Promising “this is only the beginning,” President Barack Obama announced more than $8 billion in federal loan guarantees Tuesday for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the United States in nearly three decades.

Toyota is considering a recall of the most popular car in the U.S., its hot-selling Corolla subcompact, after complaints about power steering problems — another blow to the world’s largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety problems.

Only a third of U.S. voters think that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected this year, according to a new national poll. That’s the lowest number ever recorded for that question in a CNN survey. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, released Tuesday, indicates that only 34 percent feel that current federal lawmakers deserve re-election, with 63 percent saying no.

Tonight On The Randi Rhodes Show

Bye-Bayh!

How bad can things get? For Democrats, that’s an exasperated question. For Republicans, it’s more like a threat. They’re the ones making things bad, and not just out of their natural incompetence. Their obstructionism and obstinacy in the Senate are forcing Democrats with low thresholds for idiocy to quit politics. The latest victim is Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh.  Bayh said he quit because “There’s just too much brain-dead partisanship.” The United States Senate used to be known as the world’s greatest deliberative body. Now that body is brain-dead, thanks to the paralysis brought on by Republicans. And things aren’t going to get any better. You know that if anything is brain dead, the Republicans will insist on keeping it on life support while they pull Bill Frist out of retirement to announce that it’s perfectly alert according to his long-distance diagnosis. This must be the ultimate Republican plan—to obstruct government so badly that anybody with any sense will get out. Then they can take over again. If Republicans can’t run things, they spend all their energy running things into the ground. Actually, Republicans run things into the ground even when they’re in charge. At least they’re consistent.
It seems only natural that the people who have ground government to a halt would get together with the people who blame government for all their problems. Today “leaders” of the tea party are meeting with Republican National Committee “leader” Michael Steele.  And please note that in both cases, the word “leader” is in quotation marks. In the case of the tea party, they deny that they have any leaders. In the case of the Republicans, most of them deny that Michael Steele is their leader. Well, this is demographically awkward! The only black Republican is going to meet with a group that has virtually no African-American members. That’s right—the tea party has about as many black members as the Osmond Family. And these tea partiers have never formulated an actual agenda. So a group who has no plan is going to meet with a group whose only plan is “no.” Classic. I would describe this as a meeting of the minds, but everyone involved is out of their minds. I don’t want to be anywhere near these nutcases… which is probably what Evan Bayh has been thinking about life in the Senate.