PBS NewsHour

Tuesday. December 20, 2011

12/20/2011 | 54m 8s

Tonight on the program, the House refuses to approve a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut, sparking off a new war of words between lawmakers and the president. Also, we get an update on the GOP presidential race as polls continued to narrow in Iowa Tuesday, and we examine the escalating political tensions in Iraq. Finally, we get a report on North Korea's efforts to transition power.

Aired: 12/20/11

Expired: 01/19/12

Rating: NR

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