Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Morning Edition Host, David Guistina, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Ray Graf moderates.
This morning our discussion topics include: • In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary • Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit • U.S. Embassy Tweets Jon Stewart's Egypt Monologue; Diplomatic Incident Ensues • Latest Updates on the Gun Violence Debate • Leno Blesses ‘Tonight Show’ Succession Plan
President Barack Obama, then a candidate for the nation's highest office, visited Sderot, Israel, pictured here with Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak on July 23, 2008. Today's trip to Israel will be Obama's first as president.