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Washington Journal Summary - - Sunday, April 3, 2011 Opening Shot: 7:00-7:45 Question/Newspaper Articles/Phones Phones: R/D/I Q: 7:45 Radio- Break A 7:45-8:30 KEVIN MADDEN R/T Republican Strategist Twitter: @KevinMaddenDC STEVE McMAHON Democratic Strategist Phones: R/D/I Topic: Roundtable discussion on the latest news and political developments, including the political ramifications of the latest federal budget negotiations and the stop-gap federal spending bill that is due to expire on April 8; the possibility of a federal government shutdown; the fiscal crises facing many state governments; the U.S. military action against Libya; the political standing & job performance of President Obama and Congress; the effect that recent crises abroad, including in Japan, will have on oil and energy prices and the global and U.S. economy, and other issues. 8:30 StudentCam Winner Break B # 29827603 TRT 04:50 '?Ouch!'? 8:30-9:15 LAWRENCE YUN (YOON, Goes by Lawrence) National Association of Realtors Chief Economist & Senior VP realtor.org Phones: R/D/I Topic: Discuss efforts by Congress to '?wind down'? both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This week, Senators McCain and Hatch unveiled a bill that would force the organizations to be free from federal funds in two years. This comes as a report released this week shows top executives at those organizations were paid a total of $17 million in 2009 and 2010. Guest can also discuss the current condition of the U.S. Housing Market in terms of the economy'?s overall strength as well as an effort by Realtors and other groups to ensure that the Mortgage Interest Deduction would remain in place. 9:15 Radio- Break C 9:15-10:00 STEPHEN FARRELL Remote New York Times Baghdad Correspondent nytimes.com Locator: New York City Phones: R/D/I Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/world/africa/23times.html?_r=1 Topic: Reporter describes reporting from Libya in combat conditions and how he and three Nmoreless
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