Inside political strategy The second in a series of conversations with political insiders who look skeptically at the path of their party. The economy is once again the focus for Democrats as it was when Paul Begala helped get Bill Clinton elected in 1992. But that doesn't mean Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama will have an easy time come election day.9:06 a.m.
Paul Begala: Democratic strategist and political analyst on CNN. He's the former advisor for President Bill Clinton. His new book is "Third Term: Why George W. Bush Loves John McCain."
Talking Volumes with Richard Russo Author Richard Russo joins Kerri Miller as part of the Talking Volumes regional book club. Russo's latest book, just out in paperback, is "Bridge of Sighs."10:06 a.m.
Richard Russo: Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, known for depicting blue-collar life in depressed towns.