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'ED Show' playbook: Thu., Aug. 16

Mitt Romney trades in his etch-a-sketch for Karl Rove's white board white board and picks up George Bush's playbook.

Tonight, Wendell Potter, a News Analyst with the Center for Public Integrity, a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, and the author of "Deadly Spin," dissects the nonstop Romney lies and Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist, looks and the possibility these lies could work.

Mitt Romney dumps gasoline on his tax return fire Senator Harry Reid responds.  Ed will get the latest from Rep. John Garamendi (D- CA).

Pennsylvania's voter ID law could disenfranchise over 750,000 voters this November.  

Ed will talk with two people who are keeping up the fight for voters' rights: Steven Singer, a teacher from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania who has begun a petition drive to alert voters in his area about the threat to their right to vote, and Zach Stallberg, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy.

The Associated Press nails Paul Ryan on his request for stimulus funds, and Ryan pulls a Palin to try and dodge the question.  John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation, and Ruth Conniff, Political Editor of The Progressive Magazine, looks at Ryan’s trouble with the truth.    

Congressman Steve King says a Romney win would give him a link to the White House.  Ed will show us what policies he would bring to the West Wing.

And in the Big Finish, when a problem comes along, you must whip it.  Tonight: Devo's Jerry Casale premieres his band’s song dedicated to Mitt Romney’s dog.  Listen:

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