A special deficit-reduction supercommittee has less than a week to go before a deadline to vote on a plan cutting the nation's deficits. Melissa Block talks to one of the members of the bipartisan panel, Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
The divide between supercommittee Democrats and Republicans has been over whether tax revenues should be used to reduce deficits. Some Republican members of the supercommittee are now showing support for the idea, but the issue is dividing the GOP.
The STOCK Act, a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading stock based on nonpublic information they get because they're lawmakers, has 61 co-sponsors and counting. What's remarkable about this is the STOCK Act had just nine co-sponsors last week.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu makes a long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday to answer questions about Solyndra, the company the administration backed with loans guarantees only to watch it collapse in bankruptcy.
The congressional panel charged with developing a plan for cutting the nation's deficits by $1.2 trillion over 10 years is days away from its Thanksgiving deadline. While no one can predict exactly what will happen between now and the committee's deadline, here are some possible outcomes.
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