Political Checklist: First Week of the New Congress

BY Quinn Bowman  January 3, 2011 at 1:44 PM EDT

In this week’s edition of the Political Checklist, Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff discuss the Republican agenda as the party retakes control of the House of Representatives this Wednesday.

A debate over whether to raise the nation’s debt limit could be an early fight between Republicans, who campaigned on reducing government spending, and the White House, which wants to prevent a government default on the debt.

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