Congressman Tim Walz on the wars and the budget The congressional "supercommitee" has a Wednesday deadline to cut the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion. Congressman Tim Walz joined a bipartisan group urging the panel to "go big" and exceed the minimum target. He joins Midday from Washington to discuss today's balanced budget amendment vote, the supercommittee's options and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What should the priorities be?11:00 a.m.
Tim Walz: US Representative (D-Minn.)Represents Minnesota's 1st District. (Elected 2006) Enlisted in the Army National Guard at age 17, served 24 years retiring as Command Sergeant Major. Highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress. On leave from teaching and coaching at Mankato West High School.
How much do voters care about foreign policy? Conventional wisdom says the economy will be the main issue of the 2012 presidential election. But foreign policy issues will remain a major concern for whoever is in the White House after 2012. A new documentary from America Abroad Media examines what American voters expect their next president to do about the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and any fallout from the economic turmoil in Europe.12:00 p.m.