Guest Host: Susan Page

President Obama continues to roll out policy recommendations ahead of his State of the Union address next Tuesday. The latest: expanded family leave for federal workers. The Secret Service forces four of its most senior officials to leave their posts. Republican lawmakers look for a way to block the president’s immigration actions without putting security funding at risk in the process. Early moves by Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush spur other possible G.O.P. contenders into action. And House Speaker John Boehner says domestic surveillance helped catch a Capitol Hill bombing suspect from Ohio. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss the week’s top national stories.


  • Jeff Mason White House correspondent, Reuters.
  • Ruth Marcus Columnist and editorial writer, The Washington Post.
  • Perry Bacon Senior political reporter, NBC News. Former national political reporter at Time and The Washington Post.

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