Former US Senator Byron Dorgan has been a longtime proponent of lifting the embargo the United States placed on Cuba. He explains to RT why improving relations between the two countries will improve the quality of life citizens of both nations. Afterwards, Ed Schultz and Simone Del Rosario discuss the Republican Party’s opposition to lifting the embargo.

Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.