This Sunday on MTP a packed lineup to discuss the ongoing challenges that face our country: the two wars, the economy, and even a little politics.
I'll have an exclusive talk with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen. What does the Wikileaks incident mean for the military, the Obama administration, the country? With July being the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war began, where do we go from here?
We'll shift to a conversation about the economy with three prominent voices on the matter: New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I), former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D). The Commerce Department announced today that U.S. growth has slowed to 2.4%. What should we expect from the stock market? Is this recovery? What about the tax cuts that are set to expire? And where are the jobs?
Plus a roundtable with Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and msnbc Senior Political Analyst and Editor-at-Large & Senior Political Analyst for TIME, Mark Halperin. What will Decision 2010 mean for Obama? Their thoughts on Charlie Rangel's ethics charges so close to the election. And, what about the "wedding of the year?"
Here's a few reads that caught my eye today:
- David Brooks writes in his New York Times column, "It should be possible to simplify the tax code, target welfare spending and also build strong infrastructure at the same time."
- Tony Hayward told the Wall Street Journal: "I became a villain for doing the right thing."
- "Iran starts feeling heat," the Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer writes.
- TIME: "The nation's border is actually a safe place."