This Week's Agenda: GOP Campaign, Super Committee

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Deficit Reduction Super Committee holds meeting. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

This week, all of the Republican presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. Former speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and Representative Michele Bachmann will all visit Iowa. Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney heads to Florida, and Cain will be in Wisconsin. President Obama travels to Australia, steering clear of the Congressional "super committee" as its deadline to shave $1.2 trillion from the U.S. budget grows near. 

But even before the November 23 deadline, Congress must reach an agreement on a new spending resolution by the end of the week to avoid a shutdown. Finally, as consumers enter the holiday season, retail giants like Wal-Mart, Target and J.C. Penney will all release their quarterly earnings reports this week.

Kai Wright, editor of, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, weigh in on the week ahead.


Charlie Herman and Kai Wright

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [1]


Does it sounds like we have a reluctant admission from the guests that this President is calibrating all his action relating to the nation's economy with his own self centered re-election campaign next year and trying to once again pass the buck and deflect blame?
It is equally rich to hear about a President "rising above..all the machinations in Congress" while Congress is trying to deal with a $4 trillion dollar debt he and his party approved and now suddenly he has nothing to do with it as takes off to yet another conference, vacation or campaign stop.

Nov. 14 2011 09:09 AM

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