What Nancy Pelosi’s fight to stay in power says about the midterm elections. Then, the Emmys are next week. Diane talks to twenty-five time nominee Lily Tomlin about aging in Hollywood and her current role in the show “Grace and Frankie.”
David Wessel of the Brookings Institution on interest rates, job prospects and the White House budget proposal and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post on the many conspiracy theories coming from the White House and why they matter.
And in our “From the Archives” segment this week: more on conspiracies theories. In 2011, Diane interviewed author Jonathan Kay about his book “Among the Truthers”. Hear what Kay has to say about the rise of conspiracy theorists – and where Donald Trump fits in.
- David Wessel Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution; author of "Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget."
- Catherine Rampell Opinion columnist, The Washington Post
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