Peyton Craighill, Washington Post, Polling Manager
Topic: The latest poll by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the Independent vote and what impact it may have on Campaign 2012.
Christopher Ave, St. Louis-Post Dispatch, Political Editor
Topic: Guest will discuss the latest developments regarding Rep. Todd Akin
Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation, Senior Research Fellow
Topic: Guest, who played a major role in crafting the 1996 federal welfare reform legislation which required recipients to work or get job training for their benefits, will discuss the current debate over President Obama’s move to give states more flexibility dealing with federal welfare rules. Mr. Rector and Mitt Romney have both criticized the Obama Administration decision, claiming it rolls back the 1996 work requirements, but the White House says it does not.
Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair, National Editor
Topic: As part of our Spotlight on Magazine series, Todd Purdum, National Editor at Vanity Fair Magazine, joins us to discuss his story about the business experience of U.S. presidents, how it influences them, whether or not it makes for a better president, as well as the trait he thinks most successful presidents have in common.
Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post, Senior Political Reporter (@aterkel)
Topic: Washington Journal’s Online Media series will feature a variety of reporters and writers from different online publications, both conservative and liberal in leaning. Guests will discuss the organization they represent, how stories are selected, how they view their role in online news, and news of the day. Guy Benson will discuss his work at the Huffington Post, a liberal online news and media source. Terkel will discuss her role as Senior Political Reporter and Managing editor of Politics.