Is there any hope left for a 'grand bargain' when it comes to a fiscal deal? President Obama is meeting with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle this week, but Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is trying to hammer through a measure to repeal Obamacare. We'll talk with Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., along with The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe and Reason magazine's Matt Welch.
Chris Jansing, live in Rome, interviews Monsignor Christopher Nalty, the Pastor of St. Stephen Church in New Orleans and a former Vatican Lawyer, and NBC News' Anne Thompson on the papal conclave set to begin Tuesday, plus art historian Elizabeth Lev on the inside politics of the conclave.
We're asking Democratic strategist and pollster Margie Omero and Jonathan Collegio, communications director for American Crossroads, about some 'mixed signals' coming out of the Republican Party, as some members embrace President Obama's efforts toward a bipartisan fiscal solution, and others blame the President for there recent gridlock.
Plus, msnbc Military Analyst and retired Army Coloney and Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs is here to discuss the breaking news out of Afghanistan of an alleged "green on blue" attack. NBC News reports that at least two Americans and three Afghans were killed when an attacker, either a member or posing as a member of Afghan Police or National Security forces, opened fire.