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Washington Journal Summary - - Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 Opening Shot: 7:00-7:45 Question/Newspaper Articles/Phones Phones: R/D/I Q: 7:30 On the Phone Phoner ADAM LIPTAK New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent nytimes.com Topic: Tuesday marks Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas'? 5th year on the bench without asking a question. 7:45 Break A 7:45-8:30 NEIL IRWIN Washington Post Economics Reporter washingtonpost.com Twitter: @Neil_Irwin Phones: R/D/I Article link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/15/AR2011021502605.html?hpid=topnews Topic: Americans are increasing their savings and going into debt less, compared with their financial profiles 3 to 4 years ago, Neil Irwin reported this past week. It'?s not all the result of improved personal spending habits though; it'?s also the result of banks being less willing to lend. Among the questions now: How long will the trend continue? 8:30 Radio- Break B 8:30-9:15 BILL GERTZ (GURTZ) Washington Times Geopolitics Editor washingtontimes.com gertzfile.com Twitter: @BillGertz Phones: R/D/I Topic: Facing a Feb. 28 deadline, the House and Senate last week approved a short-term extension of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act through May 27. Guest joins us with a discussion on what parts of the act was extended 9:15 Radio- Break C 9:15-10:00 REBECCA MacKINNON New America Foundation Senior Fellow newamerica.net Twitter: @rmack Twitter: @NewAmerica Phones: R/D/I Guests Blog: http://rconversation.blogs.com/ Topic: Guest will discuss how the United States government is trying to use the Internet and social networking to promote its foreign policy goals and foster democratic institutions in some countries abroad. She will also discuss the dangers the Internet poses to U.S. interests abroad and at home, including the WikiLeaks disclosures, and the difficulty of balancing the legitimate needs for law enforcement, confidentiality and national security with the desire to promote free expmoreless
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