Power struggles and priorities of the lame-duck Congress.


  • Norman Ornstein Is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Robert Walker Former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania (1977-97); leadership posts included chief deputy whip, chairman of the Republican Leadership, and Speaker Pro Tempore; currently, chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, and chairman of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates
  • Vic Fazio Former U.S. Congressman from California (1979-98); held leadership positions including chair of the Democratic Caucus, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and majority whip-at-large; currently, senior adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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