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Washington Journal for Wednesday, January 30

Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On the Phone: Alex Isenstadt, Politico, Political Reporter

Topic: Guest will discuss potential people to be named to temporarily fill the soon to be vacant Senate seat of John Kerry, before Massachusetts holds its special election in June. MA Governor Deval Patrick could name someone as soon as today (Wednesday).

Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce (2005-09)

Topic: Pres. Obama’s remarks on immigration policy yesterday in Las Vegas; the bipartisan immigration plan proposed by eight senators on Monday; divisions within the Republican Party about immigration policy; the GOP’s relationship with Latino voters, as well as efforts to improve it; and the politics of immigration reform. 

Paul Krugman, Author, "End This Depression Now!" @NYTIMESkrugman 

Topic:  Guest will discuss the current state of the economy, whether or not the U.S. is in a “true”  economic recovery, and what he thinks President Obama and Congress should do bolster the country’s economic prospects.

Robert Draper, National Geographic, Contributing Writer @NatGeoMag

Topic: As part of our Spotlight on Magazine series, National Geographic’s contributing writer Robert Draper will join us to discuss the “unseen” history of Libya. The piece describes on how for decades “Libyans lived under a dictator who twisted their past. Now they must imagine their future.”

Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:28am (ET)

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