The Debt Ceiling and the 2012 Presidential Playing Field

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The debt-ceiling debate is over, but tax increases and defense spending will be back on Washington's agenda as soon as Thanksgiving. We hear what past and future debates could mean for next year's presidential campaign. Also, the Dow is headed for longest losing streak since 1978. On Reporter's Notebook, six months ago, Hosni Mubarak was the ruler of the Arab world’s biggest country. Today, while millions watched the proceedings on TV, he went on trial for his life in a Cairo courtroom.

Banner image: Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (L) and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman (R) are two of the leading Republicans vying for the 2012 presidential nomination against incumbent Barack Obama

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis