This Week's Podcast: A Compromising President, An Angry Left

And you thought it was only the Republicans who ate their own.

The Democratic left, as we saw this week, is pretty upset with the president and his administration over the strategy regarding the Bush-era tax cuts and deals to be made with the GOP to extend unemployment benefits.

And this week's episode of the "It's All Politics" podcast was recorded before the mutiny in the House and before Bernie Sanders took to the floor to remind us, if nothing else, what a real filibuster looks like.

Plus: House Republicans name their new chairmen for the 112th Congress, Tim Bishop's re-election in NY 01 ends all outstanding House races, Tom Emmer concedes and Mark Dayton will be Minnesota's next governor, Michael Steele gets yet another challenger.  And we say goodbye to Elizabeth Edwards.

And you can hear it all here:

Credits (as it were) —
Nonstop talkers: Ron Elving and Ken Rudin
Producer: Claudette Habermann
Editor: Cathy Shaw

Wanna subscribe to the podcast?  You can do it through iTunes.

Wanna hear previous episodes?  Click here.

Wanna be on my weekly mailing list?  Sign up at politicaljunkie@npr.org.

Wanna follow my rantings on Twitter?  Go to http://twitter.com/kenrudin.

Wanna join the "It's All Politics" Facebook fan page?  Click here.

Wanna solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle?  Click here.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: