- Political ambition and the budget
Midmorning continues its series about the Minnesota budget shortfall with lawmakers who are running for governor. We will ask Representatives Tom Emmer and Paul Thissen where they stand on governor Pawlenty's budget priorities.9:06 a.m.
Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis): Member of the Minnesota House and chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee. He is also running for governor.
Rep.Tom Emmer (R-Delano): Member of the Minnesota House. He is running for governor.
- Personal vices and public leadership
President Obama has admitted to smoking an occasional cigarette. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin deals with weight problems. When do the vices of a leader, in politics or the corporate world, begin to undermine their effectiveness?10:06 a.m.
Martin Davidson: Associate professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
John Baldoni: Leadership consultant and coach. His most recent book is "Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up."
- Newsmaker: Young Americans pessimistic
A new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics indicates that young Americans are worried that they might not be able to meet their financial obligations, and are feeling increasingly pessimistic.10:45 a.m.
John Della Volpe: Director of polling for the Harvard Institute of Politics.
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