Democratic-Led Congress to Recess on a Very Low Note

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When the Democrats took over Congress 18 months ago, there were expectations of major change. But it hasn’t happened, partly because a lot of the new Democrats are "Blue Dogs," almost as conservative as the Republicans they defeated. Between angry progressive Democrats and Republicans, Congress now has the lowest approval ratings in the history of the Gallop Poll.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi says if Democrats increase their majorities next year, change finally will come. Do Progressives believe it? Since Republicans have been getting pretty much what they wanted, what are they complaining about?

Credits

Guests:
Chris Van Hollen - Congressman (D-MD), Jane Hamsher - Founder-Editor of FireDogLake.com, Marsha Blackburn - Congresswoman (R-TN), Jay Newton-Small - Time magazine - @JNSmall, Marc Sandalow - former Washington Bureau Chief, San Francisco Chronicle

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Sonya Geis