Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

New polls showed President Barack Obama ahead in several key swing states with just six weeks to go until the election. Mixed economic news this week with reports showing higher consumer confidence but weaker GDP growth. And the NFL reached a tentative agreement with its referee union. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post, Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

New polls showed President Barack Obama ahead in several key swing states with just six weeks to go until the election. Mixed economic news this week with reports showing higher consumer confidence but weaker GDP growth. And the NFL reached a tentative agreement with its referee union. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post, Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of a new book, "The Gospel According to The Fix."

Lisa Lerer

politics reporter for Bloomberg News.

Michael Hirsh

chief correspondent at National Journal magazine and author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."

Friday News Roundup Video

With the first presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 3, 2012, our panel discussed how significant the event could be in shaping the election outcome. "It's very important because you've got so many eyeballs on it," The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza said. Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News said the debates could move the opinions of Mitt Romney's donors and fellow Republican politicians. Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent of National Journal, added that Romney "really needs a knockout punch" to emerge from the debates.

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