In California, the legislative effort for universal healthcare is being held back by Democrats. While they have campaigned for such legislation for decades, key leaders now in the majority have equivocated in the wake of a massive influx of campaign donations from wealthy interests. President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger, says “the insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry intervened with massive campaign donations and thwarted the will of the people.” She now joins “News with Ed” to discuss the apparent corruption of California’s Democratic leaders.

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.