New session of Congress: compromise, or more conflict? The 112th Congress starts today, and while compromise is a word that's on everyone's lips, many of the incoming GOP legislators are gearing up for fights over healthcare, the deficit, and smaller government. Midmorning looks at the political battles that lay ahead.9:06 a.m.
EJ Dionne: Columnist for the Washington Post and frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered.
Julian Zelizer: Professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, and visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.
James Robbins: Senior editorial writer for the Washington Times and a senior fellow in national security affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council.
The queen of the Nile: a new perspective She was called Queen of Kings, and in her lifetime Cleopatra was romantically linked with both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Biographer Stacy Schiff considers her a shrewd political strategist and powerful ruler.10:06 a.m.
Stacy Schiff: Is Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Cleopatra: A Life."