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Making News START Treaty in Trouble in Congress 7 MIN, 49 SEC

Hillary Clinton was on Capitol Hill today, advocating for the new START nuclear arms treaty negotiated by President Obama. It must be ratified by the Senate but, yesterday Republican Whip John Kyle of Arizona said it won’t happen this year.

Guests:
Jonathan Weisman, New York Times (@jonathanweisman)

Main Topic Texas: From Boom to Budget Gap of $25 Billion 36 MIN, 53 SEC

Two weeks ago, Texas’ Republican Governor Rick Perry won an unprecedented fourth term and his party captured two thirds of the Legislature. Now voters are being told what they never heard during the election campaign: state government may face a 25-billion dollar shortfall.

Guests:
Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News (@WayneSlater)
Jason Isaac, Representative-elect (R), Texas State House of Representatives
Sherri Greenberg, former Representative (D), Texas State House of Representatives
Ray Perryman, The Perryman Group

Reporter's Notebook Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Appears to Win Re-Election 6 MIN, 49 SEC

US Senator Lisa Murkowski lost this year’s bid for re-nomination as a Republican from Alaska. She was opposed by Sara Palin, who’s candidate was Joe Miller. But Murkowski stormed back, and it now appears she has won only the second write-in election to the United States Senate—the other being the late Republican Strom Thurmond from South Carolina.

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