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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from left, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from left, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

House Republicans this week voted down an extension of jobless benefits that expire at the end of the month, and Senate Democrats are trying to agree on a tax cut plan that has enough votes to pass once Congress returns from Thanksgiving break. We speak with Michael Shear, the chief political reporter for "The Caucus" blog of the New York Times.

This segment aired on November 19, 2010.

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