The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that if the Bush administration tax cuts are extended indefinitely, there could be a 10 year budget deficit of $2.9 trillion. Two economists join Diane to talk about the relationship between government deficits and economic growth.
- Peter Orszag director, Office of Management and Budget former director, Congressional Budget Office, and former senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Saving Social Security"
- Kevin Hassett director, economic policy studies, American Enterprise Institute.
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