Rahm Emmanuel steps down as Chief of Staff; wants to run for Mayor of Chicago. Is this a shakeup or just normal job burnout? Is the White House in flux? With the House voting to impose import tariffs on China, will the Senate bring the issue to a vote? Then a really in-depth look at China's history and economy and a deep think look at the structural issues presently undermining our own democracy. Finally a glance at the mid-terms, the Tea Party and the Whitman-Brown face-off in California.
Banner image: President Barack Obama (L) embraces chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (2nd L) as senior advisor Peter Rouse (R) looks on during Emanuel's resignation announcement in the East Room October 1, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images