Coming Up on 'This Week': Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Plus, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Chris Coons on their bipartisan jobs bill.

ByABC News
November 18, 2011, 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2011— -- Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel joins the presidential election battle this weekend, speaking at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.

On Sunday, Emanuel comes to "This Week" to make the case for the president's re-election.

As the economic slump continues, how can President Obama convince Americans that he deserves another term? And what can be done to bring jobs back? Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes on presidential politics and the economy, only on "This Week."

Then, as Congress continues to battle over job creation, two senators are pushing a bipartisan effort to find common ground. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Coons, D-Del., come together on "This Week" to discuss their new jobs package, the AGREE Act, which puts together jobs proposals favored by both Democrats and Republicans. Will the bill break through on Capitol Hill, or will congressional gridlock thwart their effort?

Plus, there's no deal in sight as the clock ticks down to the final deadline for the congressional supercommittee to make major cuts to the deficit. As the national debt climbs over $15 trillion, is there any sign of supercommittee compromise, or will Congress find a way to kick the can down the road?

On the campaign trail, Newt Gingrich rises to the top of the 2012 GOP field, but can he withstand scrutiny over his lucrative past consulting work for mortgage lender Freddie Mac? Has Herman Cain run out of steam, as he slides in the polls and stumbles on the issue of Libya? And as Rick Perry goes on the attack, can he repair the self-inflicted damage to his campaign?

The "This Week" roundtable tackles the race for the Republican nomination and all the week's politics, with George Will, political strategist Matthew Dowd, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.