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'Ed Show' Playbook: Tuesday, April 17th

President Obama speaks from the Rose Garden about oil speculation (4/17/12)
President Obama speaks from the Rose Garden about oil speculation (4/17/12)AP Images

Republicans keep hammering President Obama over gas prices. Well, today Obama proposed action that would reign in Wall Street oil speculation. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) joins Ed to talk about it.

Today was a big day in the fight against ALEC—the right-wing group announced it’s shutting down its work on “social issues” like voter ID laws and Stand Your Ground Laws. Rashad Robinson, Executive Director from ColorOfChange, joins Ed to talk about why ColorOfChange thinks ALEC’s statement is just a “PR stunt”.

Some House Republicans got together today for a meeting they called “Conversations with Conservatives”. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) joins Ed to talk about that AND how he testified on the Hill today about racial profiling in America.

Rocker Ted Nugent has had some controversial political opinions in the past (and that’s putting it nicely)—but that didn’t stop Romney from seeking his endorsement. Well, this time the Secret Service is reviewing comments he made about President Obama at an NRA event this weekend. Eugene Robinson, MSNBC Analyst and Associate Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning Columnist for the Washington Post, joins us.

It's going to be yet another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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