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'ED Show' playbook: Thu., Aug. 23

Todd Akin's political enemies and allies are getting louder.  And Mitt Romney is now demanding the media stop asking him about the "forcible rape" controversy.

Tonight, Ed Schultz dives into the GOP's "no exception for rape" abortion controversy with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, and Karen Finney, MSNBC Political Analyst and Former DNC Communications Director.

Then, brand new polling proves Mitt Romney’s Medicare lies aren't working.  Ed willl break down the new numbers with Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group.

The Obama campaign says it has the answer to stop Republicans from stealing Ohio.  State Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) and Jennifer Brunner,  former Ohio Secretary of State, will have analysis.

Mr. Self Deportation sets his own goal for support among Latinos, but is coming up woefully short.  Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joins Ed for that.

More drilling, less regulation.  What could possibly go wrong with Mitt Romney's energy plan?

And in the Big Finish, how did Mitt Romney get completely shut out among African American supporters in the latest NBC news poll?  The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore will explain Mitt Romney’s zero.

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

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