Midterm Elections and Congressional Paralysis

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A few weeks before the November elections, beleaguered Democrats have been struggling to find an issue to put Republicans on the defensive.  During Friday’s lengthy news conference President Obama struck a populist note. 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

Credits

Guests:
Martin Kady - Politico - @mkady, David Frum - The Atlantic - @davidfrum, Ezra Klein - Vox - @ezraklein, Dan Schnur - USC Unruh Institute of Politics / Dornsife LA Times Poll - @danschnur

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis