Mother Jones’ Washington, DC bureau chief David Corn joined Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Thursday to discuss whether the newly sworn-in 113th Congress will actually be able to get stuff done (such as Part 2 of a fiscal deal), or whether this session will be more of the same. Corn is not too optimistic. “The leadership of the new Congress is same as it was,” he said. “If anything it’s more fractious.” In the House especially, “Boehner can’t negotiate because he can’t control his own caucus. The fiscal deal just cut to chagrin of tea party will only embolden [the tea party] further when it comes to the debt ceiling, making them more unmanageable in next few weeks.” Watch here:
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