What Does the New House Leadership Mean for California?

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California's Congressional delegation is dominated by Democrats, but when the new session begins tomorrow in Washington their party will be in the minority. We talk with local Democrats Henry Waxman and Brad Sherman about what their loss of power means for California, and ask arch-conservative Republican Tom McClintock what he means by returning to the states "their rightful powers and prerogatives." Will they still get federal money? Also, former Governor Schwarzenegger's clemency power and a former Assembly Speaker's son. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, tomorrow's Republican takeover of Congress will be heavy with symbols appealing to Tea Party stalwarts and other enemies of "Big Government." We hear about the strategy, the agenda and the prospects for Democrats to fight back.

Banner image: The US Capitol building in Washington, DC, where the new 112th Congress is due to be sworn in tomorrow, with the House being lead by House Speaker elect John Boehner (R-OH). Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Warren Olney