Fun with Numbers: Good Evening from New York. As Boss Limbaugh and the Republicans continue to demand that nothing be done by the government to fix the economy... Advocating instedd, the same failed, hands-off, rich-get-richer, everything else goes into the toilet approach, that got us into this mess in the first place... This morning, a very real reminder of what's at stake... and what is being done by President Obama to fix it. Our fifth story on the Countdown: Following the news that the unemployment rate has jumped -- again -- to its worst rate in a quarter century... The President, attending the graduation ceremony of the 25-Ohio police cadets... whose jobs he helped save... by signing the stimulus plan.
Earmark of the Beast: Republicans last night succeeded in blocking the funding bill needed to keep the government running past... ((check watch))... midnight tonight. Our fourth story tonight... the motive for this high-stakes opposition? Principle, of course... purely principle. About which, more in a moment.
Courtside Debate: Forget President Obama's Blackberry list. There is now an even more exclusive club: People who have trash-talked with the President of the United States at a basketball game. So far this group consists of only one person. In our third story on the Countdown: Washington Wizards fan Miles Rawls will join us presently.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD: Ann Coulter, Senator Jim Demint, Brett Baier and Glenn Beck vie for tonight's top honors.
I Love the 90's: Ah, the 1990s. Fannie Packs, Zima, Hootie and the Blowfish, Me Doing A Show On MSNBC At Eight O'Clock Eastern.... Our number one story, as the Teens approach, just ten months in the offing...It looks like the '90s are out for revenge. Today, news of a 'Seinfeld' reunion of sorts...And Newt Gingrich is threatening a return to elected office. Over my dead Furby!