On Wednesday’s show, Ed gives commentary on numerous Democratic Senators calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.
On Thursday’s show, Ed gives commentary and takes calls on the political news of the day.
With the outcome of Alabama’s Senate special election looming over voters, the state’s residents will have to determine on Tuesday what’s more important to them: taking the “moral high ground” or catering to the “conservative agenda.” RT America’s Ed Schultz discusses with former Nevada GOP chair Amy Tarkanian and Democratic strategist Rob Taub.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote this week on repealing Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, and the measure is expected to pass. Legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins “News with Ed” to weigh in.
Republican leaders believe that “if you can’t afford to eat, then you should starve to death” and “if you can’t afford your healthcare… then you should die,” former congressman Alan Grayson (D-Florida) tells RT America’s “News with Ed.” He explains how “shrinking government” is just code to cover “the utter heartlessness” of Republican political philosophy as illustrated by GOP plans to reform welfare, medicaid and medicare.
Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Alabama) is leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones by 9-10 points, according to recent polling, but experts predict a higher voter turnout could put Jones ahead. President Donald Trump produced a robocall endorsing Moore over the weekend, telling supporters that it “is so important” to vote for Moore, as his whole MAGA agenda hangs in the balance. Democratic superdelegate Mitch Ceasar and conservative commentator Rory Reily-Topping join “News with Ed” to discuss.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria to announce the withdrawal of Russian forces from the battlefield in the country. However, the US-led coalition has also declared victory against Islamic State in Syria. For more on this, RT America’s Ed Schultz talks to geopolitical analyst John Sitilides.
Washington Post reporter David Weigel tweeted an apology after posting a photo from President Donald Trump’s rally in Pensacola, Florida before attendees reportedly started to arrive. Trump is now calling for Weigel to be fired. Legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media discusses the implications of the president’s latest spat.