Joe is back and hitting with all cylinders on the bill.
6:40 a.m. Mika reads Frank Rich strip saying that the Republicans are as clueless as Bush on Katrina. Bad timing for that example Frank.
6:44 a.m. Out comes the Obamameter and a promise broken rating on sunlight before signing, no word on rendition yet.
6:46 a.m. Mika face when asking how birth control fits on stimulus really is funny
7:07 a.m. Joe & Mika are agreeing on tax credits for people who don’t pay taxes. They’re again’em.
7:14 a.m. It’s up to Max Baucus on Tommy the tax boy. If he decides to let it go God help the democrats in 2010.
7:45 a.m. Mika is going through the list with Crammer they are really hitting this.
7:48 a.m. Aren’t lower house prices good for people to buy houses?
7:58 a.m. Podesta says Daschle will and should survive. Americans should hope it isn’t true, Parisian republicans hope it is.
7:59 a.m. Question we are giving tax breaks to people who don’t pay taxes: Podesta: “They pay other taxes. The Earned Income Credit was a Reagan creation.” This is the new talking point apparently.
8:02 a.m. Is the president willing to change the bill to attract Republicans? He is willing to talk but won’t make changes in fundamentals of the bill.
8:07 a.m. Crammer: Anything you do on energy is a joke without a Gas tax, Mika agrees. The very suggestion gives me gas.
8:15 a.m. It hits me that this is likely one of the only challenging interviews that Podesta is going to see outside of Fox.
8:41 a.m. Erin Burnett is pointing out that Japan did this stuff and it didn’t work
8:56 a.m. Mika promises more on the bill on the radio, I’ll be listening.