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Midmorning: State of the Union reaction and Richard Clarke

Posted at 7:23 AM on January 24, 2007 by Bill Wareham

President Bush is expected to urge Americans to dramatically cut gasoline consumption in his State of the Union speech. Midmorning's experts look at Bush's new energy recommendations and expected recommendations in health policy among other issues.

At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller's guests are Lawrence Jacobs, political science professor and director of the 2004 Elections Project at the Humphrey Institute's Center for the Study of Politics; Jeffrey Ball, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who covers energy and the environment; and Jennifer Duffy, senior editor and a political analyst for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and the governors.

At 10 a.m., former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke talks about his latest fictional take on the wide-reaching turns terrorism might take in the future. Clarke is the author of a new novel, Breakpoint. He served as national security advisor and worked on anti-terrorism policy for presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. His nonfiction book, Against All Enemies was his account of what happened in the White House after 9-11.