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Congressman Holt Makes an Appearance On The Dylan Ratigan Show

If you missed Congressman Holt on the MSNBC Dylan Ratigan show yesterday here’s your chance to see Congressman Holt explain why it is vitally important that the federal government support research in bioscience, energy science and medical innovations.

This research leads to innovations that create jobs and revenues that could help lead the country out of the current economic slump we are facing.

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>After Helicopter Ride Christie Targets Medicaid Recipients

>Filling in for Ed Shultz on last night’s “Ed Show” was the Reverend Al Sharpton. I am not a big fan of Reverend Al and I’m even less of a fan after seeing him fill in for Ed Shultz as Shultz finishes his suspension from MSNBC for calling right-wing talk show host Laura Ingram a “slut”.

Sharpton’s often seemed like he was reading from a script and his delivery seemed forced and stiff. It was a little difficult to watch but I watched because I was interested to see the story that was going to be presented about Governor Christie and the aftermath of his taking a helicopter to his son’s baseball game.

The segment itself really dealt with two issues, the aftermath of Christie’s helicopter ride and his reimbursing the State for the cost of the ride from Montvale to Princeton and the governor’s proposal to end Medicaid for a family of 3 making more than $5,300 a year and Individuals making more than $3,000 a year and now receive states Medicaid coverage will lose it entirely.

This is something that I had not heard before and I think it is deplorable and inhumane to even consider such an option. Sharpton had in studio NJ State Senator Joe Vitale and a NJ resident Deborah Shupenko, who will be losing her medicaid coverage under Christie’s plan, to discuss how reprehensible this would be if it goes into effect.

Watch the video, it’s really unbelievable and totally unconscionable.

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>Socialism is all around us

>Lawrence O’Donnell on last night’s The Last Word points out how Bill O’Reilly is a “Socialist” like the rest of us.

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>NJ Congressman (and Physicist) Rush Holt Discusses Japanese Nuclear Meltdown With Rachel Maddow

>Many people forget or don’t know that NJ Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) is also a nuclear physicist. He appeared in a segment on tonight’s episode of the Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

Holt talked about whether or not the U.S has taken the threat of natural disasters seriously enough and what lessons the U.S can take from the mistakes in Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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>Keith Olbermann Signs Off For The Last Time

>” I think the same fantasy popped into the head of everybody in my business who has ever been told what i have been told. this will be the last edition of your show. you go to the scene from the movie network complete with the pajamas and the rain coat and go off on a verbal journey of unutterable vision and you insist upon peter finch’s gutteral resonance and you will the viewer to go to the window, open it, stick out his head and yell. you know the rest. in the mundane world of television goodbyes, reality is laughably uncooperative…. ” Keith Olbermann 1/21/11

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Goodbye Keith, you’ll be greatly missed!

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>GOP’s Attack on The American Wage Earners

>MSNBC’s host of the Ed show, Ed Shultz, sheds light on the GOP’s attack on American wage earners. Shultz points his finger at the likes of NJ’s Chris Christie and Ohio’s Governor-elect John Kasich who are leading the fight against the average wage earners of America by taking on labor unions right to strike and attempting to take away hard earned health and pension benefits.

Shultz talks with Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, about the decline of American workers at the hands of the GOP and their bad trade deals of the last 30 years that have sent good paying jobs overseas at the expense of American workers.

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>Keith Olbermann: Statement To The Viewers Of Countdown

>The following statement was released earlier tonight by MSNBC’s Countdown host Keith Olbermann. Olbermann wishes to thank his many loyal viewers for sticking by him and supporting him while he was suspended from the airwaves for contributing to the campaigns of three Democrats that were running for Congress:

I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support.

Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small.

…I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule – which I previously knew nothing about — that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC.

Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of news organizations.

Instead, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.

You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC, or any other intermediary, and I did not blame them on some kind of convenient ‘mistake’ by their recipients.

When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.

I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on Countdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty – support and loyalty that is truly mutual.

It’s good to have you back Keith, I’ll be watching!

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