News With Ed -- February 8, 2017

Trump’s outspoken style ‘as old as our republic' - White House spokesman 

The White House is up in arms over Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) leak of a statement by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch behind closed doors. President Donald Trump lashed out at Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this morning via Twitter. Trump’s supporters continue to defend his confidence in speaking his mind without fear of public rebuke. Brian Keane, Democratic strategist and president of Smart Power, and Frank McCarthy, GOP strategist at the Keelen Group, join “News with Ed” to share their analysis of Trump’s vivid and flamboyant governing style and weigh in on the 9th Circuit Court decision to uphold the halt on enforcing Trump’s travel ban.

Trump labor secretary nominee ‘against everything Labor Dept has done for 80 years’ – labor leader

In the latest round of resistance to President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) publicly denounced Andrew Puzder, the restaurant mogul and Trump’s pick for secretary of labor. Larry Cohen, board chair of Our Revolution and former president of the Communications Workers of America, joins “News with Ed” to explain what’s at stake with Puzder at the helm of the US Labor Department and the future of the Democratic Party.