- The debt ceiling, budget deficit, and national debt explained
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the non-partisan Concord Coalition, answers your questions about the federal budget deficit, the national debt, and the debate over raising the debt ceiling.11:00 a.m.
Diane Lim Rogers: Chief economist at the Concord Coalition
- We agree on the problems. Can we agree on the solutions?
Political gridlock in Washington has made Americans even more cynical about our political system. Midday presents a panel discussion from this year's Aspen Ideas Festival looking at whether the American political system still works, and is able to come up with solutions for the country's most pressing problems.12:00 p.m.
Vin Weber: Managing partner, Clark & Weinstock. U.S. House of Representatives 1981-1993 (R-Minn).
Jane Harman: Director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1999, 2001-2011 (D-California).
David Axelrod: Former White House senior adviser. Senior strategist for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Thomas J. Wilson: Chairman, president, and CEO of The Allstate Corp. and Allstate Insurance Co.
Mark McKinnon: Vice chairman of Public Strategies, Inc. Co-founder of No Labels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bipartisanship and civil discourse in politics.
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