Washington Watch w/Roland Martin, 01.08.12 [Transcript]





At the top of our agenda this week, the job picture gets better: 212,000 private-sector jobs added in December, [the] unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent.


Every vote counts. Romney beats Santorum by just eight votes in the Iowa caucus.


Pres. Barack Obama defies GOP senators and appoints a new head for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our “Washington Watch” newsmakers: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on the President’s summer jobs program and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele on the strained relationship between African-Americans and Republicans.


In the “Washington Watch” roundtable, Democratic strategist and MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney; Georgetown University political scientist Dr. Chris Metzler; Robert Traynham, MSNBC political analyst; and Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist and Obama 2012 pollster.


Also, “Essence” magazine editor-at-large Mikki Taylor on how to get that Michelle Obama swag.


All that, plus a look at Pres. Obama, “The Baby Whisperer,” in this week’s edition of “Washington Watch.”

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