The Week In Politics

During his campaign President Obama promised a new spirit of cooperation in Washington. But it would seem now that the honeymoon is over, if there really ever was one.

Longtime Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said the party has shifted toward the far right and announced his defection to the Democrats. Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a potentially contentious confirmation process. And in the GOP's weekly radio and Internet address, Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas characterized Obama's first hundred days as a period of spending, taxing and borrowing.

Guest host David Greene and NPR news analyst Juan Williams talk about this week's political news.



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