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Washington Journal for Saturday, December 29

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Joesph Rosenberg, Tax Policy Center, Research Associate (Twitter:  @TaxPolicyCenter )
Topic: Mr. Rosenberg also discussed the latest in “fiscal cliff” negotiations but also how Americans across the income spectrum will be affected if the deadline passes with no deal.

Brendan Doherty, Author, “The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign” and U.S. Naval Academy's Associate Political Science Professor
Topic: While all Presidents spend time campaigning and fundraising, Mr. Doherty asserts that the amount of time focusing on electoral efforts has grown considerably in the last three decades.  Our guest discussed the amount of time spent not only for reelection, but also fundraising for political allies.  Mr. Doherty also looked at the influence of the Electoral College and those within the President’s closest staff who make the decisions on how and where to campaign.

Dan Friedman, New York Daily News' Washington Correspondent  (Twitter: @dfriedman33 )  
Topic:  Mr. Friedman shared the latest news on Congressional movement for Hurricane Sandy relief funding, explain what legislation contains including non-Hurricane Sandy projects, and review what leaders and residents of New York and New Jersey are asking for from Congress.

Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:17am (ET)

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