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Guest List, Monday 12/19

Mayor R.T.

Mayor R.T. Rybak (D-Minneapolis, MN), Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Richard Wolffe, msnbc Political Analyst, on House GOP opposition to a two-month deal to extend the payroll tax cut.

Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large, on Newt Gingrich's plummeting poll numbers in Iowa.

Doug Brinkley, presidential historian, author and Professor at Rice University, on why Gingrich's proposal to round up judges he disagrees with is bad for democracy.

Joe Cirincione, expert on nuclear weapons, President of the Ploughshare Fund, on what the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il tells us about the current crop of GOP presidential candidates.

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