Week in Politics: Iraq, the Economy and Election Day Robert Siegel talks politics with E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, and David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times.
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Week in Politics: Iraq, the Economy and Election Day

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Week in Politics: Iraq, the Economy and Election Day

Week in Politics: Iraq, the Economy and Election Day

Week in Politics: Iraq, the Economy and Election Day

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Robert Siegel talks politics with E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, and David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times.

Brooks predicts a 27-seat pickup for Democrats in the House, and a split in the Senate. And while refusing to make an exact prediction, Dionne says Democrats may pick up "at least four" seats in the Senate, while gaining 20-25 House spots.

Both commentators agree that voters' citing of "incompetence" in handling Iraq is a central issue to the midterm elections, while economic issues are also a concern.