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updated 1/30/2013 7:50:33 PM ET 2013-01-31T00:50:33

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8p/11pET on MSNBC: Gabby Giffords makes a surprise emotional plea on Capitol Hill. But do the cowards in Congress have the character to ignore the NRA’s nonsense and do something about gun violence?

Gabby Giffords makes a surprise emotional plea on Capitol Hill. But do the cowards in Congress have the character to ignore the NRA’s nonsense and do something about gun violence?

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8p/11pET on MSNBC, Ed Schultz welcomes Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to respond to today’s dramatic testimony.

Plus, Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, looks at the heroes fighting for gun safety and the villains who want to keep things the way they are.

The Republican obsession with European austerity knee-caps the nation’s the economy. David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner and author (“The Fine Print,” “Perfectly Legal” and “Free Lunch”) dives into today’s troubling GDP report.

Brand new polling proves again that we’re living in a center-left country. Ed will tell us why it’s up to one person to keep it that way with Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and MSNBC Contributor.

Just like the villains from Scooby Doo, Republicans keep getting busted for stealing votes. Ed will have the latest state to reject their schemes.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal breaks his own “stupid” rule with new budget cuts that will destroy Medicaid in his state. Dr. Rani Whitfield, Medical Director of the National Association of Free Clinics in New Orleans, explains the impact on the state’s poorest residents.

It’s going to be another essential @edshow tonight at 8p/11pET on @msnbctv.

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