Panel debates Washington debt battle

The May 3 panel on the current budget battle in Washington brought together political journalists and Stanford faculty at Cubberley Auditorium to discuss the merits of the Ryan and Obama budget plans, as well as the challenges in coming to a bipartisan solution to the growing deficit. The event featured speakers David Leonhardt, economics correspondent for The New York Times and 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner; John Harris, editor in chief of Politico; Susan Davis, congressional correspondent for the National Journal and Center on Longevity Faculty Affiliate David Brady, professor of Political Science and senior Hoover fellow. Center on Longevity Faculty Affiliate James Fishkin, chair of the Department of Communications, moderated the discussion.

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