Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal, White House Correspondent and Patricia Murphy, Citizen Jane Politics, Founder and Editor discuss recent developments at the White House and in Congress. Topics covered include the latest on the budget negotiations, the situation in Libya and Obama Administration response, rising gas and energy prices, and jobs and the economy.
Ian Vasquez, Cato Institute, Director of the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, presents his case for spending cuts to the foreign aid after Secretary of State Clinton and Treasury Secretary Geithner recently testified against making such cuts.
Michael Doonan, Brandeis University’s Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Executive Director offers an analysis of the successes and struggles of Massachusetts statewide health care coverage program, which has been touted as a model for President Obama’s Health Policy Law. He goes over the program's details: the amount of people covered under the law, the cost of the program for the Commonwealth and for those covered and the programs future.