Here's a quick look at what's coming up on the show today:
We're back in the Newseum and Ken Rudin is back from the presidential conventions and there is still so much to talk about. Sarah Palin, swing states, Sarah Palin, more attack ads, Sarah Palin, Kilpatrick's resignation... and did I mention Sarah Palin? In our first hour, Ken Rudin will talk about all that and much more and he'll have a brand new trivia question for you. Plus, two political reporters, Mark Naymik of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Mike Mishak of the Las Vegas Sun will explain what each presidential candidate will need to do to win in their states.
Author Linda Robinson specializes in military and national security issues and conducted extensive interviews with General David Petraeus that are documented in her new book, Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq. Robinson joins us to talk about General Petraeus, Iraq, and Afghanistan in our second hour. And as our "This American Moment" continues, author Junot Diaz talks about what this moment in American politics means to him.