Pivotal week in Iowa for presidential candidates Pawlenty and Bachmann Two Minnesotans running for president face off in a GOP presidential debate Thursday and the important Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday. Will Tim Pawlenty or Michele Bachmann win the debate and/or the straw poll? What will this mean for their candidacies for president of the United States?11:00 a.m.
Dennis Goldford: Professor of Politics, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Co-author of "The Iowa Precinct Caucuses: The Making of a Media Event."
President Obama speaks about US economy Live coverage from NPR of President Obama's remarks. He is expected to speak about the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating and the state of the economy.12:00 p.m.
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