In this panel discussion hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein, Major Garrett, David Gregory, and others examine how Mitt Romney will govern if he is elected president.
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Representative Bono is senior vice president of FaegreBD Consulting. As senior vice president, Representative Bono oversees FaegreBD’s government advocacy and consulting practice on legislative, regulatory and policy matters affecting the information technology, entertainment and media industries. Prior to joining FaegreBD, Representative Bono was the Republican representative for California’s 45th congressional district from 1998-2013. During her 15-year congressional career, Representative Bono served on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Small Business Committee. She also served as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, chaired the Women’s Policy Committee, and co-chaired the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. Representative Bono received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media’s editorial director, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for both National Journal and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media. Mr. Brownstein also writes for 2012 Decoded.
Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Brownstein was the national affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as the Times' national political correspondent and the author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. Brownstein is a National Journal alumnus, having served as the magazine's White House and national politics correspondent from 1983-1986, and then as its west coast correspondent through 1989. He appears regularly on national television, including NBC, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC, and served as a political analyst for CNN from 1998 through 2004. His sixth and most recent book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.
Jason Chaffetz is the U.S. Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Major Garrett was named CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent in November 2012. As Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. He is also a substitute anchor of "Face The Nation."
While covering the White House for CBS News, Garrett reported extensively on the fiscal cliff negotiations; covered President Obama's second inauguration; and reported breaking details of Obama's gun control proposals after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Garrett also traveled with President Obama to the Middle East to cover the president's first foreign trip of his second term in office.
Before joining CBS News as Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett was a fixture during CBS News' coverage of Campaign 2012 through a partnership with the National Journal, where he was Chief White House Correspondent. He co-hosted the network's coverage of the 2011 South Carolina Republican Primary debate alongside "CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley.
Ed Gillespie is an American Republican political strategist and former Counselor to the President in the George W. Bush White House. Gillespie, along with Jack Quinn, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan lobbying firm.
David Michael Gregory is an American television journalist, and moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.
R. Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of two leading textbooks on economics and co-author of Seeds of Destruction; The Mutual Fund Industry; The Aid Trap; and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. From 2001 to 2003, he was chairman of the US Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. He currently co-chairs the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Senator Jon Kyl
Jon Kyl was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 1994 and re-elected in 2000 and 2006, after having served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Republican Whip, he is the second-ranking member of the Senate Republican Leadership and responsible for building support on key issues.
He serves on the Senate's Finance Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and on the Judiciary Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security.
Vin Weber is a partner with Clark & Weinstock, a strategic consulting and public policy firm in Washington, DC. He is a former US Congressman, serving Minnesota's Second Congressional District from 1980 to 1992. Mr. Weber is Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, and a fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is a co director of the Policy Forum. Mr. Weber serves on the Board of Directors of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services and The Lenox Group. He also serves on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired a major independent task force on U.S. Policy Toward Reform in the Arab World.
Former Rep. Vin Webber (R-MN), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) discuss how the Bush Tax Cuts will fare after the possible 2012 election of Mitt Romney, and whether there's any hope of compromise in a potential lame duck Obama Administration.