GRITtv: David Corn on “Question Time” for the US President

On January 29, Barack Obama took questions from House Republicans at their “issues retreat,” televised on CSPAN. Experienced Washington reporters and political amateurs alike were riveted, passing along information on Twitter and other social networks.

David Corn of Mother Jones is one of those experienced Washington reporters, and after he watched the event (and dubbed it #questiontime on Twitter) he joined with a loose coalition across party lines to create a petition to demand more question time. He joins Laura via Skype to explain why he thinks more events like this can make the political debate in Washington and around the country better.