December 15, 2017: Hour 242:12

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In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 15, 2017 full broadcast, we take a closer look at what's in the final tax cut plan that Republicans in the House and Senate have negotiated and say they hope to pass next week. Also, holiday TV is known more for its sticky sentimentality than its substance. But even NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has a sweet tooth. And judicial nomination hearings don't often go viral. However, footage of Matthew Spencer Petersen, one of President Trump's nominees to be a district judge for the District of Columbia, was shared widely after Petersen struggled to answer basic legal questions. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on December 15, 2017.

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