- Fact-checking Obama: goals met and promises broken
Analysts stress the importance of a new president's first year to set the tone for the other three. Midmorning examines the failures, accomplishments, and unfinished business during President Obama's first year in office.9:06 a.m.
Russell Riley: associate professor and chair of the Miller Center's Presidential Oral History Program at University of Virginia.
Bill Adair: Washington Bureau Chief, St. Petersburg Times Editor, PolitiFact.com.
- Massachusetts Senate race
Republican Scott Brown's triumph in the Massachusetts Senate race throws health care overhaul in doubt. Brown's win in a Democratic state also has implications for Democrats running for Congressional seats as well.9:45 a.m.
Dean Spiliotes: political analyst who runs the Web site NH Political Capital. He is author of the book "Vicious Cycle: Presidential Decision Making in American Political Economy."
- The story after a hardscrabble childhood
Jeannette Walls' first memoir shocked readers with her dysfunctional childhood in a poor rural Arizona town. In her latest novel, which is a fictionalized prequel to "Glass Castle," she revisits her family to explore the pioneering life of her resourceful grandmother during the Great Depression.10:06 a.m.
Jeannette Walls: is a writer and former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com and author of "The Glass Castle." Her latest is called "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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