Congress, politics and the fiscal cliff

Hour 1

Congress reconvened for a rare New Year’s Eve session on Monday in an effort to come up with some sort of “fiscal cliff” deal.  If the January 1 deadline passes without any agreement, tax hikes on millions of Americans and across the board spending cuts are set to kick in.  We’ll get an update on the events on Capitol Hill from Washington Post congressional reporter ED O’KEEFE.  Then, as the finger pointing continues, we’ll turn our attention to the state of affairs between Republicans and Democrats in Congress.   Our guests are Rutgers political scientist ROSS BAKER and Brookings congressional scholar WILLIAM GALSTON.

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