With guest host Jane Clayson.
Washington after the midterm. Big wins for the minimum wage and pot. Taylor Swift’s record week. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Midterm message delivered. Republicans take control of the Senate. Pick up more seats in the House and governorships in some of the bluest states. President Obama says he’s ready to work with Republicans. The soon-to-be Senate Leader Mitch McConnell says the same. Can they? Will they? Will immigration be the first showdown? Also this week: reports of possible chemical exposure to US troops in Iraq. New jobs numbers. Taylor Swift hits a new record. This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Jane Clayson
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CBS News:Post-elections, can the parties agree on anything? -- "Defense authorization is something we always see both sides come together on at the end of the year. There are certain tax extenders that expire at the end of the year, and I'd expect to see bipartisan support for continuing some of those. Frustratingly, there are certain major issues — like tax reform — where members will admit behind closed doors that there's an easy obvious middle ground solution, but in public they struggle to compromise because it would mean alienating parts of their base."
New York Times: As Power Shifts in Washington, Some See Chance for Tax and Fiscal Deals — "The resurgence of fiscal policy should not be surprising. Fiscal rectitude and tax overhaul are matters that unite all wings of the Republican coalition, from the Tea Party right to the Big Business center. They also have strong adherents among good-government advocates in the Democratic Party’s center left."
NPR News: Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77 -- "Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles. If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious."
This program aired on November 7, 2014.