New polls indicate the presidential race is tightening – and that the economy tops voter concerns. Presumptive G.O.P nominee Mitt Romney visited a closed factory in the battleground state of Ohio to blame the president for the sluggish economy. President Obama is touting a modest improvement in employment over the past several months but scandals involving the Secret Service and the G.S.A are overshadowing his message. Republicans pushed a $46 billion tax cut through the House, ignoring a White House veto threat. The House also approved a short-term G.O.P bill to continue the flow of highway and transit aid to states. Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal, and Michael Scherer of TIME magazine join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.