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Charges of a do nothing Congress and a new scandal involving Republican Mark Foley add to the challenges incumbents face on election day next month. An update on Congress, what was accomplished, what wasn’t and the elections ahead.
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
- Byron York chief political correspondent, "Washington Examiner," and author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy."
- Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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