Congress is in session, but not everyone's there A new congress convenes today, with several Senate seats still open. Will a short-handed Senate prevent President-Elect Obama from immediate action on the nation's most pressing concerns?9:06 a.m.
Julian Zelizer: Professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.
Mark Zdechlik: Political reporter for Minnesota Public Radio.
Ben Calhoun: Political reporter for Chicago Public Radio.
Travel is down, but the world is still calling Heading into the holiday travel season, AAA predicted the first decline in travel in six years because of the economy. But people still are figuring out ways to take trips. Rudy Maxa has ideas for smarter travel in 2009.10:06 a.m.
Rudy Maxa: Host of the travel series "Rudy Maxa's World," which airs on public television.