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Meet The Virginian Shaping The House GOP's Immigration Plan

Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte is charged with drafting the House immigration bill. He is against a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants but says the "broken" system needs work. And he says President Obama "should calm down, back off and let the Congress do its work."

Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the looming automatic spending cuts will damage U.S. national security. But the warnings don't appear to be moving the needle with lawmakers or the American public.

In Reversal, Florida Gov. Scott Agrees To Medicaid Expansion

Florida's expansion of Medicaid will provide health insurance coverage to more than a million people. Florida will also become the seventh state headed by a Republican to agree to take the federal offer to provide Medicaid to all state residents with incomes up to about $15,000 a year.

The Future Of The House And Chicago Politics

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, shares the Democratic strategy to retake the House of Representatives in 2014. Political consultant Don Rose discusses the future of Chicago politics.

Former Sen. Domenici Reveals 'Son Born In Secrecy'

More than 30 years ago, the New Mexico Republican says, he fathered a son out of wedlock. The mother is the daughter of another former senator. They've come forward now, they both say, because someone was going to try to use the information to smear Domenici.

Same Old Standoff In Washington?

President Obama wants Congress to act fast to avoid massive government budget cuts that could hit in March. Washington is seeing more gridlock as Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Host Michel Martin talks about the latest in politics.