Friday, February 17, 2012

Race Matters / Women Silenced !!

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Poll: Will racially charged comments in the media increase during the election season?


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Will racially charged comments in the media increase during the election season?

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Total Votes: 2821

Two female members of Congress walked out of Thursday's House oversight committee hearing in protest. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports.

The war on women's health turns into aspirinsanity.  And Republicans on Capitol Hill won't allow a woman to testify about women's health. 

Tonight, Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke, the woman Republicans tried to silence, joins Ed EXCLUSIVELY, along with Dr. Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics at Occidental University.

Once again racism rears its ugly head in America.  And this time the victims include Whitney HoustonJeremy Lin and Maxine Waters.

What’s behind the uptick in racist comments?  Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, will join us for reaction and analysis.

Mitt Romney bails on a debate and Rick Santorum’s rise in the polls puts his radical views in the spotlight.  Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary and UC Berkeley Professor, E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, will join Ed with the latest on the race.

And in the big finish tonight, Sarah Palin shows her hand.  She's says she's game to get drafted in a brokered Republican convention.  Richard Wolffe, MSNBC Political Analyst will have the latest.

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Woman silenced at birth control hearing on 'Ed Show' tonight


The video summarizes the testimony Chairman Issa rejected at today's hearing: Sandra Fluke, who would have been the Minority's witness and the only female voice on behalf of millions of women who seek safe and affordable coverage for preventive health care. She will be tonight's edition of "The Ed Show" at 8pET on MSNBC.

House Republicans today held a hearing today about whether the Obama administration wasviolating basic rights to religious freedom with its policies for requiring that employees of religion-affiliated institutions have access to birth control coverage.  

But Democrats angrily cried foul when they were denied to the ability to present witnesses who might support the government stance or speak for the rights of women to reproductive health coverage.

Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has "refused to allow a minority witness to testify about the interests of women who want safe and affordable coverage for basic preventive healthcare, including contraception," said the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

Indeed, five men but no women were allowed to testify (in the first round), including Sandra Fluke, a third-year student at Georgetown Law School (click here to read what Fluke was planning to say to the committee).

Sandra Fluke will be our exclusive guest on The Ed Show tonight at 8pET on MSNBC.

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