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2015 Was Fun, But Don't Expect Congress To Play So Nice Again03:49

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The Capitol Christmas tree is shown lighted during a ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)closemore
The Capitol Christmas tree is shown lighted during a ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

With only a few days left on the calendar year for 2015, next year is already on the collective mind of Washington. It's obviously a year that will feature a presidential election, but many races in the senate are going to be worth watching as well.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti about 2016 government priorities and how those impending elections will play into Congress' ability, or inability, to compromise and pass legislation.

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This story aired on December 29, 2015.

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