Laura Washington, ABC7 Political Consultant

August 10, 2011 1:16:47 PM PDT
Obama political fallout from handling of downgrade. Is he not doing enough to show leadership during difficult times? Are some Dems ready to drop support as election season heats up?

Rick Perry is doing a tour through South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa and may clarify his plan. Obama's people have been sharpening their knives and carving out a plan to dirty up Mitt Romney, according to Politico. Will "Mr. Hope" go negative?

Locally, there's the CPS call for a property tax increase and Rahm defending it despite saying he wouldn't solve the city's budget issues on the backs of taxpayers