Iraq war funding and the presidential campaign Democrats in Congress failed on the last opportunity this year to set a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. Both parties walk a careful line between support for Bush Administration policies and being seen as denying funds for troops.9:06 a.m.
Shailagh Murray: Washington Post national political reporter
Ross Baker: Professor of political science at Rutgers University. His most recent book is "Strangers on a Hill."
Oil and the new machine Some experts say the auto industry must adapt to energy shortages to survive. A new book examines what transportation could look like in the future for Detroit's Big Three and the global auto industry.10:06 a.m.
Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Co-author with Iain Carson, of "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future." He is also former correspondent for The Economist, and an MIT-trained engineer.