The Financial Crisis and Presidential Politics

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The financial crisis is being called the worst since the Great Depression, but the leaders of the Senate and Congress said today they'll adjourn for the election without taking action. As the President and Central Bank try to reassure the markets, we ask what the presidential candidates are proposing to do if and when they take office next year. Also, Defense Secretary Robert Gates expresses "personal regrets" for the deaths of Afghan civilians.

White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian



Warren Olney