Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Laura Knoy
Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

President Obama challenged the House of Representatives to pass his $450 billion jobs bill, saying the nation is in an economic "emergency." Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R.-Va.) declared the bill dead on arrival and Senate Democrats proposed a millionaire surtax of 5.6%; Governor Chris Christie (NJ) and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin announced they were not running for president; and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer at age 56. A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Employers added 103,000 jobs last month. But that was not enough to lower the unemployment rate which remained at 9.1 percent for the third straight month. In his first news conference since July, President Obama takes the offensive in support of his jobs plan. The field of Republican presidential candidates is set as Sarah Palin and New Jersey governor Chris Christie officially bow out of the running. Protests on Wall Street spark other demonstrations across the country. And fans and friends react to the death of former Apple C.E.O. Steve Jobs. A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Naftali Bendavid

national correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Jeanne Cummings

deputy government editor, Bloomberg News.

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, and managing editor of PostPolitics.com.

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