- Making sense of congressional redistricting
Sixteen-term U.S. Congressman Barney Frank just announced he is not running for reelection in Massachusetts. He says the new lines of his district played a big role in his decision not to run. His statement got us wondering how new maps across the country are affecting the 2012 election.9:06 a.m.
Tom Scheck: Political Reporter for Minnesota Public Radio
David Wasserman: House Editor of The Cook Political Report
- Fact-checking the candidates
Media coverage of the GOP primaries is being criticized as too much about campaign strategy and not enough about the vetting candidates' policy ideas. Shouldn't the press be asking the hard questions and fact checking instead of documenting the elbow jabs between candidates?9:45 a.m.
Brendan Nyhan: Assistant Professor of Political Science at Dartmouth College.
- Extending the payroll tax cut
The question of whether to extend the payroll tax cut has prompted a major debate in Congress. Naftali Bendavid, Wall Street Journal Congressional reporter, joins us to discuss the debate.10:06 a.m.
Naftali Bendavid: Congressional reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He was previously the deputy Washington bureau chief, White House correspondent and Justice Department correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, as well as a reporter for the Miami Herald and Legal Times.
- Flying with Children
Being on a flight with young children can be tough -- on parents and on childless passengers. Airlines experimenting with some new tactics for handling the situation are getting very mixed reviews. What are the best ways to ensure a peaceful flight for all on increasingly cramped airplanes?10:15 a.m.
Michele Higgins: Travel Reporter for the New York Times.
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