President Obama's second-term battles

A gray squirrel rests his chin on the dead limb of a tree in Gates Mills, Ohio on Sunday, May 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

On Monday, Democrats and Republicans put partisan matters on the shelf. But big challenges await. They include three looming fiscal deadlines, comprehensive immigration reform, and new gun laws.

Philip Joyce, Ph.D. -- a professor with the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland -- discussed President Obama's second-term battles with Congress on Capital Insider.