This Week's Agenda: Lame-Duck Congress, Bipartisan Meetings, Potential Israeli Settlement Freeze

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Rand Paul, Kentucky's Senator-elect, and his wife, Kelley, talk with reporters after casting their ballots November 2, 2010 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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The 110th Congress begins its lame duck session today, and the question remains: how much can lawmakers get done before the new members step in? Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC looks at how this session of Congress handles the Bush tax cuts, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the new START treaty.

He also looks at Thursday's meeting Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders will have at the White House with President Obama to discuss the economy and jobs. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will push for an extension on a settlement freeze in the West Bank — can it succeed?