Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, December 16, 2012Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Senate Armed Services Committee

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Incoming House Republican Conference Chair

Harold Ford, Jr.
Democratic Strategist

E.J. Dionne
Columnist, The Washington Post

David Brooks
Columnist, The New York Times

Ed Schultz
Host, MSNBC's "The Ed Show"

Chuck Todd
Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News

This Sunday: Are politics to blame for Susan Rice's decision to withdraw her name from consideration for Secretary of State? What happens now to the Benghazi investigation? What are the big unanswered questions? Plus, the fiscal cliff: Which side will blink first? Joining us: Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and the man who led the charge against Rice, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Also: the latest report on fiscal cliff negotiations and a look at the new NBC/WSJ poll numbers with NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.

Then: What are the political consequences of the fiscal cliff fight? How it will shape the next year and beyond? Plus, the battle over workers' rights takes center stage as Michigan passes legislation that delivers a blow to unions. Has the debate become about class warfare and what does the future hold for the American worker? Joining our conversation: MSNBC's Ed Schultz, incoming House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Democratic Strategist Harold Ford, Jr., Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer Martin is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan, and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.

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