News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Katty Kay
News Roundup - Hour 1

Congress wraps up early as lawmakers focus on the midterm elections, President Obama continues his backyard tour to rally Democratic supporters and Rahm Emanuel to announce whether he'll enter Chicago's mayoral race. A panel of journalists...

Congress wraps up early as lawmakers focus on the midterm elections, President Obama continues his backyard tour to rally Democratic supporters and Rahm Emanuel to announce whether he'll enter Chicago's mayoral race. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Ron Elving

Washington editor for NPR.

Melinda Henneberger

editor-in-chief, PoliticsDaily.com.

Michael Hirsh

chief national correspondent, National Journal magazine; author of a new book, "Capital Offense: How Washington's Wise Men Turned America's Future Over to Wall Street."

News Roundup Video

A caller offers what he calls the "Southern Republican view" of the upcoming midterm elections and makes the point that if Republicans take control of Congress in November, their success will require them to take on much more responsibility for the country's path moving forward:

The panelists talk about the politics behind the Democrats' decision to postpone a vote on whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans until after the November midterm elections:

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