Deficit Commission Readies for Vote on Contentious Plan

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On Friday, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will vote on the chairs' contentious plan to reduce the federal budget deficit.
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Alice Rivlin and Rep. Jen Schakowsky, both on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, talk about the group's coming vote on an already unpopular plan to address the federal deficit. Also on the show: The coming review of the military surge in Afghanistan; WikiLeaks cables reveal American concerns over our relationship with Russia; revelations from the Fed on bailout loans made to American corporations during the height of the financial crisis; and Patrik Henry Bass on the best books to give as gifts this year.