The New Year in Politics

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The United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. at sunrise.

How will President Obama's executive powers stack up against the new Republican majority in both Houses of Congress?  Mark Halperin and John Heilemann offer analysis of the new year in national politics; WNYC's Brigid Bergin, Karen Rouse and Nancy Solomon look ahead at what to expect from City Hall, Albany and Trenton; and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D, Long Island) talks about his new satirical novel, The Global War on Morris.