IAmA Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. Ask Me Anything.
I'm David Leonhardt, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, overseeing the work of our paper's reporters who cover politics and policy in the nation's capital and beyond. Previously I wrote the Economic Scene column for The Times and was a staff writer for our Magazine.
Ask me anything, although I'm especially interested in talking about the debt negotiations, the 2012 election and next four years.
Update: Thanks for all the great questions everyone. I'll be starting to answer them live at 2 PM ET.
Update: It's 2 p.m. in Washington. Let's get started.
Update: 3:14 p.m. - Edit: The answer to the question about Bradley Manning is now appearing successfully in the thread below.
Thanks so much to everyone who submitted a question or read this Q&A. I'm going to get back to my day job, but I'll check back at least once more and try to answer a few more questions. -- David