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Healing, governing and leading after Election 2012

November 13, 2012

What became evident in the wake of the hard-fought, often heated 2012 election is that the United States is a deeply divided union — politically, philosophically, economically and racially.¬† In recent days, the candidates and members of both parties have called on the country and its leaders to come together to end the gridlock that has pervaded Washington, D.C.¬† In his acceptance speech the President said that he was ‚Äúlooking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together.”¬† Even Speaker of the House John Boehner said that the election results showed that the voters want political leaders to find common ground.¬† In this hour of Radio Times we’ll explore the challenges of moving forward after a contentious election season.¬† We’ll start off talking with former Republican strategist MATTHEW DOWD about what it will take to heal, govern, and lead in the months ahead.¬† Then, we’ll explore what’s ahead for the White House and Congress when it comes to dealing with our immediate economic future.¬† Can our leaders compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff?” Our guests are Politico’s JAKE SHERMAN and MARILYN GEEWAX of NPR.

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