Bush tax cuts and candidate tax policy President Bush wants to have his 2001 and 2003 tax cuts made permanent, which sets the stage for a battle with congressional Democrats. Midmorning looks ahead at that battle, and assesses the tax policies of the presidential candidates.9:00 a.m.
Maya MacGuineas: president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation.
Chris Edwards: director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute. He joins us by phone from Washington, DC.
Fighting for FISA reform The current law on federal surveillance powers is set to expire on February 1st. Midmorning examines efforts to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the expanding role of cybersurveillance.10:00 a.m.
Adam Liptak: national legal correspondent for the New York Times.
David Rivkin: partner of Baker Hostetler law firm and served in the Justice Department under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Caroline Fredrickson: director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington D.C. Office.