Todd Zwillich, Public Radio International “The Takeaway” Washington Correspondent and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers White House Correspondent
Topic: Guests will talk about the latest news on sequestration, the spending cuts scheduled to kick in Friday. They’ll share the perspectives of the White House and Congress, talk about the chances of a deal to ward off the cuts, dig into what the cuts would actually mean, and discuss the politics at play.
John Haskell, Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute Senior Fellow
Topic: The first Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg, was elected presiding officer on April 1, 1789. The “whip” position in the House of Representatives was created in 1897. Guest will discuss the history, role and responsibilities of the top leadership positions in both chambers of Congress.