CNN Radio News Day: December 5, 2012
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak on the fiscal cliff negotiations and business relations during the Washington Business Roundtable in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2012.
December 5th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: December 5, 2012

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  • The White House and Congress continue to struggle over a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.  Automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that are set to kick in January 1st.  It doesn't appear as though compromise is in play on either side.  Vanderbilt University Management Professor Bruce Barry has co-authored three books on negotiation.  Barry explains why compromise is so hard to come by:

    "In these negotiations you often are worried about where the solution comes from – who makes the proposal, who offers the compromise, who takes the credit or blame."  

  • Doctors often leave medical school with huge loans to pay back,  so it's understandable why some might want to go where the big money is.  A new study shows fewer medical residents are choosing to become family physicians. Instead, they are going into specialties.  That could mean a shortage of primary care physicians just as health care reform begins to go into effect:

"You need between 40 or 50 percent of your doctors to be generalists for your system to work. I mean, that's what the research shows and we're at 32 percent in the country now," says Dr. Patrick Dowling, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA.

  • Beginning tomorrow a new law in Washington state means adults will be able to smoke marijuana legally. And, in the next few weeks, adults in Colorado will also be able to legally grow and smoke pot. But it will still be against federal law. Sandra Hagen Solin with the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance says her group wants U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce that federal law:

"...as states we certainly have the right to determine for ourselves the policies in which we want to move forward.  I think, however, there is a supremacy clause which is very applicable in this case."

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