Congressional "super committee" to decide new budget A bipartisan congressional committee will be named to produce major budget recommendations, as part of the debt ceiling law signed this week. What should the special committee recommend in the way of budget cuts, policy changes and taxes?11:00 a.m.
Tim Penny: Co-chair of the bi-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform. Co-Chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Former Minnesota Democratic Congressman 1982-1994. Supported John McCain for President in 2008. President, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
Has the Arab Spring already failed? The Arab Spring protests have been hailed as shining examples of democracy-in-action in the Middle East. Yet the Syrian government continues its violent crackdown of protestors in Hama and other cities, while the regimes in Yemen and Bahrain are still in power. The BBC's World Have Your Say hosts a discussion on whether the movement is flagging or if it still has momentum.12:00 p.m.