Wisconsin's budget battle As lawmakers debate Governor Walker's plan to close a $3 billion shortfall, a coalition of unions has filed suit to protect its bargaining rights, and legislators in six Wisconsin districts are preparing for recall elections.9:06 a.m.
Charles Franklin: Professor of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-developer of the web site pollster.com.
Rick Badger: Executive Director of Wisconsin's AFSCME Council 40.
Minnesota Budget Stalemate: The looming shutdown After Gov. Mark Dayton rejected the most recent budget proposal by Republicans, a shutdown of state government is looking more likely. Midmorning gets the latest from reporter Tom Scheck.9:45 a.m.
Why don't Americans know their history? Sarah Palin was widely criticized for her version of Paul Revere's midnight ride, but recent nationwide test results show that American students are less proficient in American history than any other subject. Do Americans know enough about their nation's history?10:06 a.m.
Brian Balogh: Professor in the department of history at the University of Virginia and co-host of the radio show "Backstory: With the American History Guys."
Rick Shenkman: Author and historian. He is editor and founder of George Mason University's History News Network, and author of several books, including "Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History.