Jennifer Granholm, the former Michigan Governor and a frequent liberal commentator, is getting her own primetime show for Current TV.
"The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" and set to air at 9 p.m. starting in January, following "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," reports Variety's Sam Thielman.
"Democrats will love it. The far right will hate it. Those in the middle will appreciate it," said Granholm in a statement issued Wednesday. "I can't wait to get started."
Her show will be shown at the same time as "The Rachel Maddow Show," which got its start with Olbermann as a lead in when he was still at MSNBC.
Mamet on Taxes: David Mamet, veering ever more to the right, pens an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today in which he challenges liberal notions that the rich are not taxed enough. “Cut taxes and these intellectual wards of the state will have to find a method of support that actually fulfills a need. Cut taxes and the “special interests” will have no incentive to bribe or “support” a candidate to the tune of a fortune, for the candidate, if elected, will have no ability to repay the bribe,” he writes. (Politico)
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