Another holiday means another deadline for important legislation in Congress, and opportunities for each political party to embarrass the other. We hear what's at stake for the latest example of dysfunctional government. Also, President Obama salutes returning troops at Ft. Bragg, and an influential government agency says it's not just texting, updating Facebook or watching movies, but any use of cell phones by drivers that ought to be banned by drivers.
Banner image: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) speaks as House Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (R) listens during a news conference December 13, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images