The election suggests a new political landscape in the United States. With a new American majority, will Barack Obama and Congress really compromise on the impending fiscal cliff? Or will victorious Republican representatives remain committed to the Ryan budget?

This week, Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon, and Laura Tyson, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, join Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and Washington Post columnist Matt Miller to tackle these matters and more on “Left, Right & Center.”

— Adapted from KCRW by Alexander Reed Kelly.

KCRW’s ‘Left, Right & Center’:


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