As the Senate and Congress come back to Washington, forget about climate change and immigration reform. It's all about the November elections. Congressional Republicans are plotting strategy for what they hope will be John Boehner's replacement of Nancy Pelosi next year. Democrats are trying to whip up their base by raising the specter of Sarah Palin. Meantime, not a single appropriations bill has been passed to keep the government going. With about 14 working days until the elections, we look at the prospects for the Bush tax cuts, the President's new economic agenda and the pressures of partisan politics.
President Obama's September 10 news conference
Congressman Boehner's September 12 appearance on Face the Nation