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The Legacy Of Sen. Warren Rudman In Light Of The Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' 10:59
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President Ronald Reagan meets with Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., in the Oval Office in 1987. (Carol Highsmith/The Library of Congress)
President Ronald Reagan meets with Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., in the Oval Office in 1987. (Carol Highsmith/The Library of Congress)

As lawmakers struggle with how to avoid the "fiscal cliff," it might be instructive to remember that we've been here before. We're reminded of that by the recent passing of New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman — a famously cantankerous and plain spoken New England Republican who liked to shakes things up with the truth and who made deficit reduction his cause.

We look back at Rudman's legacy and what lesson it holds for today with Michael Kranish, deputy bureau chief of The Boston Globe's Washington bureau.

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  • Michael Kranish, deputy chief of The Boston Globe’s Washington bureau

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This segment aired on December 6, 2012.

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