On Monday’s NewsHour…


KARZAI CALLS FOR SCALING BACK OF U.S. INVOLVEMENT | Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the Washington Post this weekend that the U.S. should scale back its mission, including night raids, in Afghanistan. The comments are the latest source of tension between Karzai’s government and the Obama administration. Gwen Ifill has details.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: JOHN KERRY | Margaret Warner talks to Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the most pressing issues in U.S. foreign policy.

HEALTH CARE IN MASSACHUSETTS | Betty Ann Bowser reports from Massachusetts, where a major health care reform law passed four years ago. The state’s overhaul has been touted as a model for the national law.

LAME-DUCK CONGRESS CONVENES | The 111th Congress gathered on Capitol Hill as newly-elected members of the House attended orientation. Ray Suarez has more on what to expect from the lame-duck session with Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University and Norm Ornstein of American Enterprise Institute.

CLEOPATRA LIVES ON | The Egyptian ruler Cleopatra died more than 2,000 years ago, but still has a powerful presence today. Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning author Stacy Shiff about her new book, ‘Cleopatra: A Life’

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