Newstalk focuses on the upcoming U.S. congressional elections with freelance journalist Homa Sarshar and Sohrab Sobhani, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and energy consultant.

News & Views interviews Dr. Houshang Hassan-Yari, Professor and chairman, Department of Political and Economic Science Royal Military College of Canada, on Iraq and the ongoing U.S. debate of its course. Maria Modig, head of the committee of imprisoned writers for the international Pen association discusses the recent Pen award given to a lawyer for families of imprisoned writers.

Roundtable discusses the controversy over the Islamic dress code for women and a recently sparked debate in the U.K. over Muslim women wearing veils.

Late edition leads with a package on National Guard efforts to secure the U.S. southern border.