In Washington this week, the chief concern is Wall Street and the economy.
E.J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution and the Washington Post says the Dow's performance has taken some of the heat off President Barack Obama.
"Suddenly Obama went from, 'He's doing too much,' to a lot of his critics saying, 'Well, that was a very good education speech' or 'Let's argue about stem cell research,'" Dionne says.
He notes, however, that the economic problems haven't gone away.
The Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti says the Obama administration still has not presented a detailed plan to fix the underlying problems of the economy.
"The Obama administration needs to deal with the financial crisis in a way that they really haven't," he says.