Why DC is broken; Hurricane Isaac

Today on NewsTalk, Congressional scholars Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein discuss their blockbuster new book, “It’s Worse Than It Looks,” which argues that the modern Republican Party consciously adopted a scorched earth strategy following the election of Barack Obama. This is a must-watch interview with two of the best in the business.

In our second half hour, former CNN correspondent Kathleen Koch and David Silverberg, author of “Masters of Disaster,” talked about Hurricane Isaac. Koch is a Gulf Coast native whose book, “Rising From Katrina,” traces her hometown’s recovery from the 2005 hurricane.

Watch the rest of today's show after the jump.

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Thursday at 10am: A preview of Mitt Romney’s convention speech and the Redskins wrap up the preseason.