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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says no matter who is selected as secretary of state, he doesn’t expect any radical transformation of US foreign policy. Historian and author Michael Lind talks with us about different long-term waves in American history, where we are now and where we are going. And Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad. Tom Daschle: Long time leader of Democrats in the Senate, and an expert on health care and foreign policy. He says that in the president’s second term, a lot of hurdles face full implementation of Obamacare but that foreign policy is going to remain on an even keel, not matter who is named secretary of state. Michael Lind: Historian Michael Lind thinks the story of America is of long-term waves of technology and social upheaval. Where are we now? He says we are at the end of the Reagan era and there will be a backlash against its discredited policies in the near future. Chris Coons: Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad.

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