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The positive November job numbers and what it means for the U.S. economic recovery, Obama’s continued push to sell the Affordable Care Act, the impact of the ruling to allow Detroit to apply for bankruptcy, and remembering Nelson Mandela. Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Michael Fletcher, Washington Post.
In the Webcast Extra, David Wessel discusses his story about whether the economy does better with Democrats or Republicans in the White House. Historically, according to economists, Democratic presidents fare better, but as David explains, it might be just luck. Also, Vice President Biden travelled to Asia this week. Jackie Calmes reports. And Michael Fletcher reports on the looming debt crisis in Puerto Rico.