- President Bush urges passage of the bailout
President Bush urged Congress to vote for the compromise bailout package Monday. He said the cost may not be as high as $700 billion. But critics say the proposal puts too much power in the hands of government, specifically the Secretary of the Treasury.9:06 a.m.
Christopher Whalen: Senior vice president and managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, which focuses on the banking industry.
- Scoring the first presidential debate
Midmorning analyzes the first presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama. Who performed better in the matchup, which was held Friday night at the University of Mississippi?9:16 a.m.
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell: is professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota.
William Doyle: author of "Inside the Oval Office: the White House Tapes from FDR to Clinton."
- Cancer screening, is it overdone?
Prostate cancer tests, so cheap and easy to administer, may do more harm than good. Now doctors are reconsidering other cancer screening tests, and whether they too are not as useful as once thought.10:06 a.m.
Barry Kramer: MD, associate director for disease prevention at the National Institutes of Health.
P. Kelly Marcom: MD, clinical director breast medical oncology at Duke University, where he is an assistant professor of oncology. And he is the director of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic.
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