Bernanke and the Broken Economy

In a news conference this week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said this summer's political battle over the federal debt limit has strained the nation's economy. But he stopped short of laying out any next moves the Fed might take to stimulate economic growth and add new jobs. Our panel also talks about Rick Perry's surge in the polls, and the details of former Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir, which will be in bookstores next week. (Chrystia Freeland joins us as guest panelist.)

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