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A panel discusses the life and political career of Senator Joe Biden the morning after his address to the Democratic convention as Senator Barack Obama’s running mate.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Larry Eichel senior writer, "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
- Norm Kurz former communications director for Senator Biden
- Barbara Slavin journalist and author; former assistant managing editor for world and national security at "The Washington Times."
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