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The looming budget battle is pitting Republicans in Congress against Obama, and the fight over healthcare continues. Confrontation and brinksmanship could influence everything from the next Federal Reserve Chairman to gun laws in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.
On the webcast extra: David Wessel explains his suggestions for the new Fed chair. Also, the panelists explore whether recent electoral victories in New York and Massachusetts are signaling a new progressive era in America. Plus, why did House Republicans vote for cuts to food stamps?