This Sunday, "This Week" analyzes President Obama's re-election victory, what went wrong for Republicans on Election Day, and what it's going to take to get the White House and Congress to reach a deal and avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff."
George Stephanopoulos and the "This Week" powerhouse roundtable debate all the week's politics, with Fox News anchor Greta van Susteren, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., The Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot, and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel.
As President Obama savors his re-election victory, what factors shaped his comfortable electoral win, and what went wrong for Mitt Romney's campaign? Can the Republican Party regain its footing, or do the country's changing demographics threaten its future election prospects? And what challenges confront President Obama as he shapes an agenda for his second term? The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable analyzes the 2012 election results, and the major issues facing Washington in the election's aftermath.
Then, two influential members of the Senate – Budget Committee member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair and co-chair of the 2011 "Super Committee" on deficit reduction; and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Republican member of the "Gang of Six" during last year's debt ceiling debate and vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – discuss the outcome of the 2012 election, the coming negotiations over the year-end "fiscal cliff" and the sudden resignation of CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus.
Can the White House and Congress negotiate a deal on the expiring Bush tax cuts and looming mandatory spending cuts before the end of the year? Will any compromise be reached on raising taxes for the wealthy, or will taxes go up for all Americans and stall the economy? And after a long election season that leaves Washington deadlocked, can President Obama and Congress find common ground – or will dysfunction still rule the nation's capital?
Sens. Patty Murray and Saxby Chambliss debate the fallout from the 2012 election and the looming debate on taxes and spending, only on "This Week."
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