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A deficit panel shows its hand. Global power in flux at the G-20. New warnings on cigarettes. It's our weekly news roundtable.

South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak, right, talks with President Barack Obama in Seoul, at the G20 Summit, Nov. 11, 2010. (AP)
South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak, right, talks with President Barack Obama in Seoul, at the G20 Summit, Nov. 11, 2010. (AP)

This week, we saw a big glimpse of the fight ahead on deficit reduction this week, and a big taste of what it means to share global power.  And George Bush came back into the spotlight.

President Obama’s deficit reduction panel showed a draft of its proposal. Cuts all over, on Social Security and home mortgage deduction. And more taxes.

At a rocky G20, China speaks. It was no cakewalk for the U.S. agenda. And there was no U.S. trade deal with South Korea.

House Republicans sort out their leadership. Nancy Pelosi fights on. George Bush says no regrets. And a cruise ship comes home.

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Todd Purdum, national editor for Vanity Fair.

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Thomson Reuters.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on November 12, 2010.

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