President Obama speaks to Palestinians and then calls on young Israelis to embrace peace during a bold speech in Jerusalem. Will his ideas be followed by actions?
Tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on msnbc, guest host Michael Eric Dyson asks Hillary Mann Leverett, Professor of American Foreign Policy at American University and CEO of Stratega Consulting, and Matthew Duss, Political Analyst for Center for American Progress.
Then, Vice President Joe Biden refuses to give up on an assault weapons ban, but Speaker John Boehner backs off his support for background checks. Daniel Hernandez, a former Gabriel Giffords intern, and Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, weigh in.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss can’t support gay marriage because he doesn’t plan on having one. More proof that Republicans will only support something if it affects them? Michael will ask the BIG Panel of Richard Wolffe, Executive Editor, MSNBC.com and MSNBC Political Analyst, Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief Huffington Post, and Michelle Goldberg, Senior contributing writer, Newsweek & The Daily Beast NY.
The White House tours aren’t the only things being shut down because of the budget cuts. Find out how sequestration is making it harder to squeeze the Charmin.
And in the BIG Finish, a Kansas man is giving homophobic Westboro Baptist Church a taste of it’s own medicine. Michael will talk live with Aaron Jackson, co-founder of Planting Peace, in front of his rainbow house.
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