We ring in 2013 with analysis of the last-minute bipartisan deal that averted a financial crisis and examine future battles between the White House and Congress over spending cuts and the deficit. Plus, will the partisan divide remain entrenched with the incoming 113th Congress? Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times; Eamon Javers, CNBC; and Michael Viqueira, NBC News.
On the Webcast Extra: The panelists examine the President’s possible picks to join his cabinet. What can we expect if Obama nominates Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense? Also, what legislation is likely to move with the incoming 113th congress? Plus, does the Tea Party still hold influence among congressional republicans?