This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Dana Bash) The coming of the "fiscal cliff" examined and discussed; details given about taxes, revenue, Reid's leverage, the conference call by Boehner with House Republicans about negotiating.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Lindsey Graham after the election. [GRAHAM - says Republicans have a demographic problem and we are going in the wrong direction with Hispanics and the immigration issue; comments on tax increases unless Congress can come together, the Simpson-Bowles plan, spending cuts, taxes for the wealthy.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Candy Crowley, David Gergen and Gloria Borger about what is next in politics. [KING - sums up the positions on negotiations between the president and Congress about taxes etc..] [CROWLEY - says the pressure is on the president to deal with the coalition of voters who put him back in office.] [With the anchor, BORGER - says the tax cut for the rich is the speed bump in negotiations; wonders about the role of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in the tax issue.] [GERGEN - speculates about how Congress may be able to work with Obama after the markets sent a signal about the economic future.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: John King) The voting coalition that won the 2012 election for Obama reviewed; electronic map election statistics cited: the gender gap, the race gap, the Latino vote.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with a Republican panel of former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, Alex Castellanos, Erick Erickson and Kristin Soltis about the party's future after the election; Republican sources quoted. [ERICKSON, CASTELLANOS, SOLTIS, FLEISCHER - outline the problems for Republicans, what the message needs to become, the voting percentages by age, the cultural divide, the Republican message.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held Candy Crowley and Gloria Borger about the future for Romney and Ryan after the election. [CROWLEY - questions whether Romney has a base to return to; comments on Ryan achieving national recognition and could be a contender in 4 years.] [BORGER - calls Romney's speech a valedictory address indicating he may go back to business, not politics.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani about the election. [GIULIANI - talks about the Hispanic vote that is in decline for the Republicans so we have to get past the immigration reform issue; comments on some social issues and politics: pro-choice, gay rights, states rights; suggests Republicans give away the two coasts and lose!; states Mitt Romney ran a good race and will have a role in the party.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Cornell Belcher, Alex Castellanos and Rebuild the Dream co-founder Van Jones about second term presidencies and President Obama. [CASTELLANOS - says the pressure is off Obama, who has to deal with debt and economic growth.] [BELCHER - says he can start thinking about his legacy and deal with the "dark horse" issue of poverty.] [JONES - says Obama wants to respond to the black community.]
(Staten Island: Rob Marciano) The cold, snowy weather in the Northeast reviewed; scenes shown of the snow in Staten Island. [Residents Nick and Diane CAMERADA- says he was electrocuted and lost possessions; calls this a week from hell.]