David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, as Congress comes back into session and President Barack Obama prepares his jobs speech.
Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis of some of this week's top news including a possible downgrade in the District's bond rating and Pepco's performance during Hurricane Irene.
The nation's unemployment rate remains just above 9 percent, and political observers say it's just about impossible to cast that kind a number in a positive light. That puts extra pressure on President Obama ahead of next week's jobs announcement.
John Boehner refuses Barack Obama's request for a joint session of Congress next Wednesday to discuss jobs. CBC members exchange heated comments about the Tea Party. Poet Maya Angelou criticizes the quote engraved on the MLK, Jr. Memorial. The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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