Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff Look at Week Ahead in Politics, Iraq ‘Victory Lap’

BY Quinn Bowman  August 2, 2010 at 2:24 PM EST

As the 2010 campaign season heats up, we’ll check in with our political experts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff every Monday for their analysis of the big political stories in the week ahead.

NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian sat down with them Monday to get their views on President Obama’s decision to refocus on the war in Iraq, which has taken a back seat to the Afghan war in recent media coverage. They also assessed how a double dose of ethics charges against Democratic House members — Maxine Waters of California and Charles Rangel of New York — might hurt the party in the fall.