National Political Roundup, with Dick Polman & Susan Milligan


Hour 1

It’s been an interesting week in national politics, from the showdown in Wisconsin between the public employee unions and Governor Scott Walker to the showdown in Washington between Republicans and Democrats over the federal budget.  This hour, we’ll survey the national political scene with two political reporters, including: the battle over public employee unions that has spread around the country; the federal budget impasse in Washington that has threatened a government shutdown; President Obama’s announcement that the government would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act; and the latest news about the 2012 presidential contenders.  Guest host Tracey Matisak discusses the week’s national news with WHYY National Interest blogger and Philadelphia Inquirer political columnist DICK POLMAN and U.S. News & World Report contributing editor SUSAN MILLIGAN.

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