- The shutdown: Will political pressure force a deal?
Midmorning looks at which party might be feeling more of the political pressure as the state government shutdown drags into its second week.9:06 a.m.
Larry Jacobs: Professor of political science and director of the Humphrey Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.
- The war on drugs: 40 years later
The "war on drugs," officially declared by President Nixon in 1971, has largely been viewed as a failure. 40 years later, we look back at what has been achieved and what changes need to be made in US drug policy.9:20 a.m.
Vanita Gupta: Civil rights lawyer and the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she oversees the ACLU's national criminal and drug law reform advocacy efforts and its docket of criminal justice related lawsuits.
Neill Franklin: Former State Police Major and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an international organization of criminal justice professionals seek changes in our country's current drug policies.
- President Obama addresses the debt negotiations
President Obama holds a live press conference to discuss the negotiations over the federal deficit and the debt ceiling. Live coverage from National Public Radio.10:06 a.m.
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