Republican leaders in the Senate are pushing their so-called “skinny bill,” a pared-down version of their untenable Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, despite mass protests and criticism from the left and right. John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation, joins “News with Ed” to discuss why he believes Senate Republicans’ current push is “a disastrous approach rooted entirely in politics.”

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.