Ed Rendell

Chuck Todd: Not His Job To Point Out Lies About Obamacare
From this Wednesday's Morning Joe, Chuck Todd finally said out loud what most of have known for a long time now. He doesn't think it's his job to make sure his audience knows when Republicans are lying to them. Read more...
A must-read Los Angeles Times story by Neela Banerjee demonstrates that - once again - the Obama administration put the kibosh on a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") groundwater contamination, this time in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Read more...
Politics makes strange bedfellows, but anyone who thinks Ed Rendell is anything but a Republican should see the company he's keeping these days. Read more...
Sen. Marco Rubio sent out a letter this Monday, calling for the IRS commissioner to resign in the wake of the latest dust up over the agency's admission that there were some conservative groups targeted by the branch in Cincinnati. The problem with his request -- the IRS commissioner when these scandals occurred was a Bush appointee who no longer heads the department: Read more...
Despite assurances that he had "pecuniary interest in the natural gas industry doing well," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is a paid consultant to a private equity firm with natural gas investments. Read more...

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From this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, panel member and Hayes' fellow contributor at The Nation brought up a topic at the end of the show that we unfortunately don't hear too often on MSNBC, which is the fact that the "Fix the Debt" campaign is not really interested in "fixing" anything. They're funded by a bunch of billionaires that are pushing for austerity measures and who are really just interested in lowering their taxes. Read more...
You would think that when someone goes on teevee to sell something, he wouldn't get paid. Ed Rendell does. Read more...
Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday attempted to give the panelists on MSNBC's Morning Joe a lesson about why austerity and drastic spending cuts were the wrong solution in tough economic times. "Our track record is actually not Read more...
Sadly it seems MSNBC has found yet another former Pennsylvania Democrat to come on the air to advocate for rewarding Republicans for their obstruction and intransigence over the last four years. We were already treated to "Fix the Debt" corporate Read more...
Just some stories that may have escaped your notice this week: R.I.P. Aaron Swartz, 26. He changed our lives in ways you don't even realize. And our government helped push him over the edge. Oh, goody. Once again, Paul Ryan's fetal Read more...