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Capitol Hill Update: Iraq War, 2008 Election, D.C. Madame

How is the early campaigning for the 2008 election impacting the legislative process in Washington D.C.? What's the next step in debate between President Bush and the Democratic Congress over the Ira

Capitol Hill Update: Iraq War, 2008 Election, D.C. Madame

Alison St John (Guest Host): We seem to hear more tales from the campaign trail these days, than about practical attempts to pass legislation in Washington.   How is the early campaigning affecting the ability of Congress and the White House to get anything done?

Here with us to start the week is Eric Niiler, our ear to the ground in the nation's capital. Erik is a familiar voice to all our long time listeners because he used to be a reporter in our own newsroom here in San Diego, and covered the initial assault on Falluja, Iraq before heading to Washington DC. 

Guest

  • Eric Niiler, assignment editor for Capitol News Connection which provides Capitol Hill coverage to KPBS and other public radio stations.