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Senate Democrats seek hikes in domestic programs

Democrats controlling the Senate are pushing to spend billions of dollars more than their House GOP rivals on transportation and housing programs despite tough budget limits that promise to roll the increases back. Full story

Gun trafficking, background check measures in final bill

   Sen. Patty Murray shares her reaction to the assault weapons ban being dropped from the Senate gun control bill. Murray also talks about the budget battle on the Hill.

Chicago gun violence claims youngest victim

   Guest host Joy Reid gives a rundown of major events in the news this week, including the introduction of budgets by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, and the shooting of 6-month-old Chicago baby Jonlyah Watkins.

Should Congress let the tax cuts expire?

   Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., explains why going over the fiscal cliff may be the only way for Democrats and Republicans to compromise.

Sen. Patty Murray: Underrated, yet powerful female voice

   Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests highlight how Washington Sen. Patty Murray has consistently been a strong female voice for women despite being underrated for much of her time serving in public office.

Changes ahead for Congress

   Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.,  joins The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd to talk about the fiscal cliff, Independent Senator Angus King’s decision to caucus with Democrats, and the possibility of Susan Rice becoming Secretary of State.

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  Mourdock comments could mean trouble for Romney

Democrats are seizing the opportunity to link Mitt Romney to Richard Mourdock’s comments about rape and abortion, but Republicans are hedging their bets when it comes to Election Day, women – like everyone else – care more about the economy than anything. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., discusses.

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