Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Congress reaches a tentative deal to avoid a government shutdown; a new poll shows President Obama's unfavorable rating is the highest of his term, but still lower than GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; and Time magazine names "The Protester" the 2011 Person of the Year. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Congressional negotiators reached a deal on a $1 trillion dollar spending package to avert a government shutdown tonight. But snags remain over extending the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits. Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich came under fire in the last GOP debate prior to the Iowa caucuses. And, after almost nine years, the Iraq war came to an official end. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, and managing editor of PostPolitics.com.

Susan Page

Washington bureau chief for USA Today.

Ron Elving

Washington editor for NPR.

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The panelists talk about the deal Congress reached to avoid a government shutdown:

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