On the Phone: Colleen McCain Nelson, Wall Street Journal, Political Reporter
Topic: The Wall Street Journal’s interactive “State of the Race” electoral scoreboard map, which indicates which states Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney are ahead in – either by solid or lean margins -- along with the latest electoral college count based on that tally. The map includes toss-up states. The latest tally has Pres. Obama at 251 electoral votes and Gov. Romney with 181. 270 electoral votes are needed to win.
Susan Glasser, Foreign Policy, Editor in Chief @FP_Magazine
Topic: Guest will discuss Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech Monday and the role foreign policy issues are playing in the presidential campaign.
Lisa Mascaro, L.A. Times/Tribune Newspapers, Congressional Reporter @LisaMascaroinDC
Topic: Recent efforts by eight Senators – four Democrats and four Republicans – to act on the “fiscal cliff” that is set to occur at the end of this year when the Bush-era tax cuts expire, and $109B in automatic across-the-board spending cuts are to take effect.
Bruce Morrison, Bipartisan Policy Center, Housing Commission Member
Topic: Guest will rate the current state of the U.S. housing market and explain options currently on the table to help struggling homeowners and would-be buyers, and share suggestions for improving the market long-term.