What We Now Know

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Now We Know: ‘In politics, money cannot buy excitement’

Up host Chris Hayes outlines the prominent news stories of the week after Americans Elect’s third-party presidential candidate nomination process fell through despite the group’s $35 million budget.

Chris and his guests discussed a proposal created by Republican strategists, and commissioned by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, which calls for revived attacks on President Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Also, Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power talked about corporate power, and Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (@sentaylor) discussed the Wisconsin recall vote of Gov. Scott Walker. Plus, Chris’s Story of the Week focused on JP Morgan Chase’s reported $3 billion loss this quarter and the single “London Whale” trade that caused it.

Chris was also joined by Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland), editor of Thomson Reuters Digital; Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), Occupy Wall Street activist and former Wall Street information technologist; and Bhaskar Sunkara (@el_bhask), editor of Jacobin Magazine (@jacobinmag)

This is an Open Thread. Let us know what you now know.


    • TMC on May 19, 2012 at 22:28
  1. the purpose of that focus group is to sell something that the majority of stupid ugly Americans might buy.  One can not bring up Obama’s Kenyan citizenship as that is just about as uncorrect as  burning some church down because they said two guys are friends not spouses.

    Simple formula here

    Red= Bible belt” conservative” compliance

    Blue=”Liberal” Social engineering thought compliance

    OK so why do both concepts absolutely suck?  The corporate controlled matrix dictating how stupid americans have to think is/has been for years devoid of any semblance of egalitarian social concepts for about sixty years now.

    Note how none of the predatory capitalists are in jail, have been even suspects, prosecuted.  “We” are at war with what, middle-eastern countries sitting on “our” oil?  North Korea whose at night satellite profile shows total darkness?

    Why do I see this?  I don’t know.  I am 57.  Tempted to say God, it’s been sort of fun but check please I wanna get outta here

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