- National politics at summer's end
Opposing viewpoints on health care changes are hitting the road to rally people to their respective causes. Congress soon returns to work on health care bills and the other issues in front of them, such as climate change legislation. Also the Massachusetts legislature is in a quandary about how to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. And the South Carolina GOP is trying to figure out what to do about Governor Mark Sanford, who has refused to resign after admitting to extramarital affairs and questions about his travel.9:06 a.m.
J. David Woodard: a Republican consultant and political science professor at Clemson University.
Wendy Schiller: Associate professor of political science and public policy at Brown University.
Glenn Thrush: Senior Congressional reporter for POLITICO.
- Scientists search for life beyond Earth
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has already spotted a new planet, shortly after its launch, giving scientists hope of someday finding a new earth-like planet. Midmorning delves into the science behind the hunt for extraterrestrial life.10:06 a.m.
Bill Borucki: is principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission.
Seth Shostak: is Senior Astronomer at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) institute and author of "Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"
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