- GOP looks to win big in November
With President Obama's approval ratings on the decline, Republicans are fired up about their chances in the 2010 elections. But will anger, and enthusiasm, among the conservative base be enough to help them take back the House of Representatives?9:06 a.m.
Michael Gerson: Former policy assistant and speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He writes a regular column for the Washington Post.
Vin Weber: Former Republican congressman and managing partner of Clark & Weinstock. He is co-chair of Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First political action committee.
Mark McKinnon: Vice chairman of Public Strategies and president of Maverick Media. He writes a regular column for The Daily Beast.
- For the love of writing
Author Vendela Vida's new novel, "The Lovers," is a meditation on grief and bereavement. Set in the coastal vistas of Turkey, it weaves a touching narrative around a widow searching for closure. Vida joins Midmorning to talk about the novel, and discuss her collaboration with husband Dave Eggers in creating a writing program for children.10:06 a.m.
Vendela Vida: Writer, author, and co-editor for "The Believer" literary magazine. Her newest novel is "The Lovers."
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