National political roundup, with Chris Hayes & Susan Ferrechio


    Hour 1

    In this week’s political roundup, Marty chats with a pair of Washington-based journalists about the latest developments in the nation’s capitol, including Congress’ lame-duck session, the Simpson-Bowles commission’s report on the nation’s debt, deficit, and entitlement reforms; the pending expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the politics of negotiation between the ascendant Republican majority in the House and the Democratic-controlled Senate and White House; the expiration of unemployment benefits; President Obama’s wage freeze for federal employees; the Pentagon report on repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy; and the WikiLeaks “cablegate” document dump that has rocked international diplomacy. Marty’s guests will be CHRISTOPHER L. HAYES, political editor for The Nation magazine, and SUSAN FERRECHIO, chief Congressional correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

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