The recession that just won't quit While the recession technically ended 8 months ago, the economy has no clear path to a sustained recovery. How will consumer spending gain traction? What will lead companies to hire more? How will American innovation be impacted in the future?9:06 a.m.
Mark Thoma: Economics Professor at the University of Oregon.
Justin Lahart: Writer with the Wall Street Journal.
Harold Meyerson: Columnist with the Washington Post.
Newsmaker: Political stalemate in Wisconsin GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin's state senate are planning to vote today on a bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker that would end collective bargaining for state county and local workers, but senate Democrats remain in Illinois. Midmorning gets the latest on the stalemate.9:45 a.m.
David Canon: Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The private life of George Washington Much has been written about George Washington, but less is known about how George Washington's upbringing and private life shaped his view on politics and leadership. Historian Ron Chernow's new biography aims to change that.10:06 a.m.
Ron Chernow: His most recent book is "Washington: A Life."