Bob Woodward to take on Obama, economy in next book

Associate Editor of the Washington Post Bob Woodward speaks at the Newseum during an event marking the 40th anniversary of Watergate at the Newseum in Washington, DC June 13, 2012. Nearly four decades after the infamous Watergate break-in, Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters who broke the story have concluded that then-president Richard Nixon was "far worse" than they thought. Nixon resigned in August 1974 for his administration's role in a June 17, 1972, burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in the US capital and the subsequent cover-up. He became the only American president ever to resign the office AFP PHOTO/Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages) JIM WATSON

Bob Woodward speaks at the Newseum during an event marking the 40th anniversary of Watergate, June 13, 2012, in Washington.
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(CBS/AP) The U.S. economy is about to get the Bob Woodward treatment.

The next book by the award-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author will document how President Barack Obama and congressional leaders responded to the economic crisis and where we stand now.

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The book, called "The Price of Politics," will come out Sept. 11.

According to publisher Simon & Schuster, "The Price of Politics" is "an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years."

Woodward isn't the first writer to take on Obama and the economy. But his publisher promises a definitive story, including "hour-by-hour accounts" and interviews with Obama and other top officials.

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