Outsiders make news in AK & FL primaries, while John McCain bucked the trend in AZ. The war of words on the economy heats up as House GOP Leader John Boehner fires the latest salvo. And federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is halted. Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post; Charles Babington of the Associated Press; Eamon Javers of CNBC; and Pete Williams of NBC News join Gwen.
In the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA, Gwen and the panel have more on this week's election results and how Sarah Palin and a ballot initiative on abortion in Alaska may have influenced the GOP Senate primary there; what the impact of the economy might be on President Obama's future standing and whether the mandate for healthcare insurance might be challenged in the courts and may make its way to the Supreme Court.