Minnesota's congressional budget "elder statesmen" weigh in Former 5th District Democratic Congressman Martin Sabo chaired the House Budget Committee and 3rd District GOP Congressman Jim Ramstad served on the House Ways and Means Committee. They join Midday to discuss the way the current Congress is wrestling with the budget deficit and debt ceiling.11:00 a.m.
Martin Olav Sabo: US Representative (D-Minn, 5th district) (1979-2007). State Representative (DFL, 1960-1978). Speaker of the Minnesota House (1973-78).
Jim Ramstad: US Representative (R-Minn, 3rd district) (1991-2009). State Senator (R, 1981-1990.)
Are we too tolerant on lying and does that hurt society? Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author James Stewart speaks at the Commonwealth Club about his new book, "Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America." Stewart details four high-profile cases of perjury in the court system and argues they are symptomatic of a broader breakdown in American life.12:00 p.m.
James B. Stewart: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Wall Street Journal Page One editor. Staff Writer for The New Yorker. Author of "Den of Thieves", "DisneyWars", and "Heart of a Soldier."