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President Barack Obama sits in front of framed photos of previous Nobel Peace Prize winners at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP)
President Barack Obama sits in front of framed photos of previous Nobel Peace Prize winners at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP)

And it came to pass that an American president, Barack Obama, stood in Oslo accepting the Nobel Peace Prize — and talking a lot about war.
There’s a headline for the news this week.
In real war, top U.S. brass say don’t hold your breath on an American exit from Afghanistan in 2011. And Pakistan says it holds American "jihadis."
On health care, Democrats battle — and maybe compromise — on something other than a public option.
And in Copenhagen, they’re trying to draft a climate future for the whole planet.
This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media, columnist for National Journal, and author of “The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.”

From Washington, we’re joined by Ezra Klein, blogger and reporter for The Washington Post.

And from Hanover, N.H., we're joined by Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on December 11, 2009.

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