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Some of her own Democrats called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the face that defeated us,” but today they chose her minority leader in next year’s Congress anyway. The Republican majority holds more promise for some California Republicans. We’ll get a run down today on what that could mean for President Obama—in Washington and in the Golden State. Also, the sudden and brutal death of Longtime Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen.

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody
Gary Scott

Reporter's Notebook The Mysterious Murder of Longtime Publicist Ronni Chasen 5 MIN, 16 SEC

Guests:
Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com (@sharonwaxman)

Main Topic CA Members of Congress Prepare for Shift in Power 20 MIN, 29 SEC

Guests:
Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle (@carolynlochhead)
Barbara Sinclair, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, UCLA
Ben Goad, Washington Correspondent for the Press Enterprise in Riverside

Main Topic Texas: From Boom to Budget Gap of $25 Billion 26 MIN, 10 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

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