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




Warren Olney