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New Congress readies for fight with Obama

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The U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. jcolman/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd)

The 112th Congress is set to take over on Wednesday and there are already plans to schedule a vote to repeal the health-care overhaul and hold hearings on Medicare fraud and waste – what else can we expect? Contention and a reading of the Constitution. Some of the issues in the cross hairs include new limits on greenhouse gas emissions and government spending. It has been 16 years since a Democratic President has faced a Republican controlled Congress – which resulted in the 1995 government shutdown. Will this be déjà vu all over again?

Guest:

Jonathan Allen, Congressional reporter, POLITICO

Ed O'Keefe, author of the "Federal Eye" blog at Washintonpost.com and Federal Government Reporter, Washington Post

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