Populism and the President

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At a congressional grilling of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans and Democrats acted out the anger they’ve been hearing from their constituents. The outrage is not yet directed at the President himself, but it’s getting through to the Obama White House. Is it greater on the right or the left? Will it paralyze Congress? Can a popular new president turn it to his advantage?

Credits

Guests:
Walter Shapiro - Roll Call / Yale University - @MrWalterShapiro, David Cay Johnston - Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, Daily Beast, Investipedia, DC Report - @DavidCayJ, Gene Ulm - Republican Political Strategist, Public Opinion Strategies, Michael Kazin - Georgetown University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper