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Lame Duck Congress Looks to Get Something Done

Democratic Party candidates won a majority in both the House of Representatives and Senate in last week's midterm elections. But the current Republican majority still has some time left before the new Congress meets in January.

NPR senior Washington, D.C., editor Ron Elving talks with Madeleine Brand about what's on the to-do list for the so-called "lame duck" Congress.

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Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.
Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).