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Diane and her guests talk about the top priorities of the new Congressional session opening Thursday: how Democrats will use their new power, how the GOP is likely to maneuver in response, and what the results will mean for both parties in 2008.
- Amy Walter The Hotline
- Richard E. Cohen Congressional reporter for the National Journal and co-author of "The Almanac of American Politics."
- David Welna congressional correspondent, NPR.
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