The lame duck Congress has until next week to prevent a government shutdown. At the moment, that sounds unlikely. But tea-partiers outraged about the President's immigration action could upset the best laid plans of Republican leaders. Meantime, the President's threatened veto of a tax break extension has Democrats who still run the Senate at odds with the White House. That could delay next year's taxpayer refunds. We look at the options, including short-term fixes for long-term problems.
Will Washington Flirt with Disaster or Punt until Next Year?
Jodi Schneider - Congressional Quarterly, Harry Stein - Center for American Progress - @HarrySteinDC, Andy Roth - Club for Growth - @andyroth, Maya MacGuineas - Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget - @MayaMacGuineas, David Lightman - McClatchy Newspapers - @LightmanDavid