The political consequences of entitlement reform came into focus during the Congressional recess. Will Washington act or punt past the 2012 election? We’ll ask Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen about that, the debt ceiling, gas prices and more when they join us live and in studio.
Then, we’ll discuss President Obama’s national security shuffle with former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and a former ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, former Rep. Jane Harman.
We’ll shift to our education panel as we try to answer the question: Why are our kids falling behind in the classroom? We’ll discuss the struggle to improve America’s education system with the former superintendent of Denver public schools, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet; the former U.S. Secretary of Education, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander; CNN education contributor and the founder of the Capitol Preparatory Magnet School, Steve Perry; and the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten.
And finally, legendary interviewer Larry King will join us to discuss his upcoming CNN special, “Unthinkable – An Alzheimer’s Epidemic.”