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The U.S. Senate is back in session today. The House returns tomorrow. But with Congress so divided, expectations are low that lawmakers will accomplish anything of significance before midterm elections. Immigration reform has been declared all but dead. Even providing critical funding for the nation's highways and bridges has become controversial. And if recent years offer any indication of how quickly Congress can agree on a budget, there could be cause for concern. Some political analysts are already expressing worries about another government shutdown. Diane and guests discuss the 113th Congress.
resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; co-author of "It's Even Worse Than It Looks."
Democratic strategist; adjunct professor at Georgetown University; nationally syndicated columnist.
former U.S. Congressman representing Virginia's 11th district (1995-2008) and chairman of the Republicans’ congressional campaign committee from 1998-2002.
columnist for National Journal, and editor and publisher of "The Cook Political Report."