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Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks stopped by the Rundown to discuss the political climate during Congress’ spring break. As tourists flood to Washington for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, members of Congress are headed home to some districts where constituents are very dissatisfied with President Obama’s health reform law.
While Shields pointed out that none of the falsehoods told by critics about the health law have come true yet, Brooks noted that the divide over whether the law is a good thing is still very high.
They also talked about how President Obama’s flat poll numbers could affect his ability to enact the rest of his agenda including climate-change legislation and financial reform.
Watch the full discussion:
Kwame Holman joined The NewsHour in 1983 as a producer/correspondent and became congressional correspondent in 1992. Prior to joining The NewsHour, Kwame was a reporter and producer for the CBS affiliate WTOC in Savannah, Georgia. He also served as a public relations consultant to the National Summit Conference on Black Economic Development and as a special assistant to the president of the Children's Defense Fund. During 1980, Kwame was acting press secretary to the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
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