Is There Hope for Passing Legislation Before the New Congress Sweeps in?

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Democrats were trying to get the focus back on the parts of their agenda that could actually get through the lame duck Senate this week—that is, until the latest WikiLeaks documents got out. Now once again, the media’s focus has shifted, but that doesn’t make the economic situation any less dire.

Democratic strategist Karen Finney and Nation contributor and author of Herding Donkeys Ari Berman join Laura to discuss the situation in D.C., the Democratic agenda, and what hope, if any, there is for passing some last bits of legislation before the new Congress sweeps in.