The Grand Old Party Takes Charge on Capitol Hill

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Republicans now control both houses of Congress for the first time since 2006 — with their biggest Congressional majority since the end of World War II. They might try for some compromises with the Obama White House — to prove they really can govern, or they might choose continued gridlock — assuming that voters will blame the President when things inevitably go wrong.  Guaranteed points of contention are the Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare and executive actions on immigration and climate change.  Many new members have their own agendas, and today we begin to learn what they’ll demand of their more experienced leaders.  

Credits

Guests:
Manu Raju - Politico - @mkraju, Charles Babington - Associated Press - @cbabington, Jeffrey Lord - American Spectator - @JeffJlpa1, Cliff Schecter - Daily Beast - @cliffschecter

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Evan George, Sonya Geis