As both parties rush to fire up their bases, can Democrats regain their footing by November? Peter Baker (New York Times) and Michael Duffy (Time Magazine) discuss party strategies and the latest polling. David Wessel (Wall Street Journal) looks at why the economic recovery has stalled. And Joan Biskupic (USA Today) on whether protesting at military funerals constitutes free speech.
In the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA, more from Gwen and the panel on the uphill battle facing Democrats, a Jerry Brown aide’s personal comments about Meg Whitman, controversial campaign ads in Delaware and West Virginia, foreclosures put on hold and what it means for the future, free speech vs. violent video games, and Gen Jim Jones’ resignation as National Security Advisor.