On the Phone: Kathleen Hunter, Bloomberg News, Congressional Reporter
TOPIC: Guest will discuss leadership elections for House and Senate yesterday
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Foreign Affairs Committee Member @RepRonPaul
Topic: Congressman Paul will discuss fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress as well as the latest developments in Libya. Rep. Paul is a member of the foreign affairs committee, which will hold a hearing on Benghazi Thursday, “Benghazi and Beyond: What Went Wrong on September 11, 2012 and How to Prevent it from Happening at other Frontline Posts.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Budget Committee Member @senatorsanders
Topic: Guest will talk about the looming so called “fiscal cliff” and what he thinks progressives can use as bargaining chips – and what should be kept off the table. He’ll address sequestration, tax cuts and entitlement programs, and talk about the role of independents in the Senate.
Jennifer Tolbert, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Policy Analyst @KaiserFamFound
Topic: A key component of the Affordable Care Act, which passed in 2010, are state-based health insurance exchanges. This Friday marks the deadline for states planning to operate a state-based exchange or state-federal exchange to submit their plans to HHS.