Failure to Launch

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Monday, December 06, 2010

The president’s debt reduction commission’s final plan didn’t rally enough votes to automatically put the proposal in front of Congress. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz weighs in on the plan and what may come next.  Plus: Monday morning politics roundup with ABC’s Amy Walter; changes coming to Medicare during this open enrollment period; and learning how to discern what’s valuable in the age of information overload. 

Amy Walter: Tax Cuts, Lame Ducks, Wikileaks

ABC News political editor Amy Walter talks about recent political news, including the Senate's weekend lame duck session and the possible compromise over Bush-era tax cuts.

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Progressive Deficit Reduction

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Columbia University professor, and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy  joins Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, senior fellow at Demos, and author of A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future  to discuss the demise of the president's deficit commission's proposal.

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Teacher Evaluations and Getting To Know Cathie Black

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York, discusses the upcoming hearing to determine whether teacher effectiveness scores will be released to the public, and what we learned from Cathie Black's first interview.

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Medicare Changes

The Medicare open enrollment period ends in one month. Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor at the Colombia Journalism Review, discusses the imminent changes and what enrollees need to know.

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WikiJournalism: TMI?

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism; vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and co-author of Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload, talks about how news consumers can discern valuable information from dross in the age of "document dumps" a la WikiLeaks.

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Rut or Recovery Open Phones: Office Party Indicators

What is this year's office party like where you work?  Extravagant or austere?  Is your workplace in a rut or recovery?

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