On today’s Sunday shows: The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus was thoroughly dissected; Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham are resuming talks on immigration reform; and lawmakers continue to posit and posture on a deal to address the "fiscal cliff" of budget cuts and tax increases that will happen in January unless Congress acts. Plus, an election recap on NJ’s weekly podcast.
Senators: Petraeus Will Eventually Testify on Libya
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and other senators from both parties said they expect former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify eventually in hearings surrounding September's terrorist attack in Libya.
Feinstein Agrees With Petraeus Resignation
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that she agrees with resignation of Petraeus, and President Obama’s decision to accept it, reversing her initial decision.
King Raises Questions Over Petraeus Resignation
Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, raised concerns over the timeline surrounding the resignation of Petraeus.
Schumer, Graham Resume Immigration Talks
Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are touting a comprehensive immigration reform framework they developed as a basis for legislation this year, and said they are restarting talks on the matter.
Lawmakers Confident on Deficit Deal, But Differ on the Details
Lawmakers from both parties said Republicans’ willingness to accept new tax revenue from the elimination of some tax deductions could form the basis for an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
Murray Takes Hard Line on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
Sen. Patty Murray suggested that Congress should allow the Bush tax cuts to expire at the end of the year if Republicans are unwilling to budge on raising tax rates for the wealthiest Americans as part of a deal to resolve the pending fiscal cliff.
Axelrod: Obama Has Tax Mandate
President Obama has a mandate to raise taxes on wealthy Americans, senior campaign adviser David Axelrod says.
Price Bucks Boehner on Healthcare
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, continues to receive pushback from fellow Republicans over his efforts at conciliation with Democrats after their election victory. Rep. Tom Price said he disagreed with Boehner’s suggestion that the president’s reelection would end GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans Spar Over Future of the Party
Republicans argued on Sunday over the future of the party, discussing what the formula might be to achieve more success at the ballot box in coming years.
Lawmakers: East Still Reeling After Sandy
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast, lawmakers in the region are calling for more federal assistance for the recovery effort.
Podcast: A Party in Flux, a Changed Electorate, a Divided House and Senate
The latest Political Landscape, National Journal’s weekly podcast, takes on the far-reaching implications of the election up and down the ballot. For the first time ever, white men are no longer the majority among House Democrats. A record number of women were elected to Congress. Causes like gay marriage and marijuana legalization gained momentum. Hear what Molly Ball of The Atlantic, and Jennifer Duffy and David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report have to say.
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