Another holiday means another deadline for important legislation in Congress, and opportunities for each political party to embarrass the other. Last night, the Republican House passed a bill extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance. An hour later, the Senate's Democratic Leader, Harry Reid, called it "dead on arrival." What's at stake for the latest example of dysfunctional government?
A Divided Congress Gets to Work before Winter Break
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Jonathan Allen - Sidewire / Roll Call - @jonallendc, Jared Bernstein - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - @econjared, Doug Holtz-Eakin - American Action Forum - @djheakin, Sarah Binder - Brookings Institution - @bindersab, Massimo Calabresi - Time