Washington Journal Summary - - Friday, March 4, 2011 Opening Shot: 7:00-7:45 Question/Newspaper Articles/Phones Phones: D/R/I Q: 7:05 On the Phone Phoner LAURA MECKLER (Photo ID avail) Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent wsj.com Topic: President Obama weighs in on negotiations to keep government running for remainder of this year, tapping Vice President Joe Biden to negotiate with Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. 7:45 Break A 7:45-8:30 TOM McCLUSKY Family Research Council Action Senior Vice President frc.org Twitter: @TMcClusky Tom's blog (the FRC Action blog): http://www.thecloakroomblog.com/ Phones: D/R/I Topic: Guest will discuss how the Republican Party is dealing with and prioritizing social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, while economic issues like jobs, taxes, the budget and government spending have been paramount in the majority of voters'? minds, especially following the 1998 global economic crisis and resulting recession. 8:30 Break B 8:30-9:00 SEN. DICK DURBIN D-Illinois, Assistant Majority Leader Appropriations Committee Member durbin.senate.gov Phones: D/R/I Topic: Guest will discuss Democratic leadership'?s strategy on spending levels for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as his work behind the scenes as part of the '?Gang of Six'? to negotiate a bipartisan proposal on the deficit. 9:00-9:05 On the Phone Phoner EMILY KAISER (KYE-zurr) Reuters (Photo ID Not Avail) Economics Correspondent reuters.com Topic: Guest will discuss the release of the February Jobs Report. 9:15 Break C 9:15-10:00 IAN URBINA New York Times Investigative Correspondent nytimes.com Phones: D/R/I Topic: In a recent New York Times series, guest investigated the environmental and health risks of natural gas drilling. Despite being claimed as the solution to U.S. dependency on foreign oil, the toxic risks of natural gas drilling have begun to cause concern. 10:00 Throw to Live/End Show Network Promos HOST: STEVE SCULLYmoreless
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