We look at why the White House and Congress could not reach a deal to avoid the sequester before the March 1 deadline. Plus, the potential economic impact of mandatory federal spending cuts. Also, we analyze the Supreme Court case that challenges a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Joining Gwen: Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Gloria Borger, CNN; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
The panelists discuss Ben Bernanke's testimony this week and what it means for the future of the economy. Also, what is it like inside the chambers of the Supreme Court during its more controversial hearings? Finally, we look at Chris Christie’s always evolving relationship with conservatives.