The Agenda for the 110th Congress

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One way or another, the American votes will land tomorrow. And we will soon know what the midterm election verdict is for Washington: Democrats cleaning house, or Republicans hanging on.

Much of the campaign debate has been accountability for what's gone on — war, scandal, deficits, division. But after tomorrow, the way ahead will instantly loom large — tough war choices, yes, but also choices on wages, taxes, health care and much more.

We'll look at the national agenda post-November 7th if Democrats win or if Republicans win.

Quotes from the Show:

"The Democrats don't want to extend the President's existing tax cuts." Jill Zuckman

"The GOP is stuck about what they will do legislatively next year." Jill Zuckman

"Democrats need to convert people, and they could use this Congress to push along that conversion process." E.J. Dion

"When this election is over, Republicans are going to become more critical about the war in Iraq." E.J. Dion

"The Republicans are the majority party. The Democrats want this election to be a referendum on the majority party." Matt Continetti


Jill Zuckman, congressional correspondent for The Chicago Tribune

Matt Continetti, associate editor at The Weekly Standard and author of "The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine."

E.J. Dionne, columnist for Washington Post, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.

This program aired on November 6, 2006.


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