National politics roundup, with Chris Hayes & Reihan Salam

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    This week’s primaries were just the latest evidence that the nation’s continued economic struggles and dissatisfaction with policies and responses put forth by President Obama and congressional Democrats portend a promising November 2nd election for Republicans. But first, GOP lawmakers have had to contend with the challenge from their own right flank, which propelled the Tea Party- and Sarah Palin-endorsed Christine O’Donnell to the GOP nomination for Delaware’s open seat in the U.S. Senate. O’Donnell’s upset of former Delaware governor and Republican Congressman Mike Castle, along with a Tea Party candidate’s victory in the Republican primary for New York’s gubernatorial election, will be part of the conversation on today’s Radio Times political roundup. Then we’ll talk about the lingering effects of the recession, with poverty rates at their highest levels in half a century. And we’ll talk about President Obama’s effort to avoid a confirmation battle for his pick to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren. Joining Marty in today’s discussion will be CHRISTOPHER L. HAYES, political editor for The Nation magazine, and REIHAN SALAM, The Agenda blogger for National Review Online.

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