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G.M. goes public, again. Republicans smack down a nuclear treaty vote. A Medal of Honor awarded. It's our weekly news roundtable.

President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at the White House, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP)
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at the White House, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP)

Heroism and hard politics this week. Forget the honeymoon.

In the White House, Army staff sergeant Salvatore Giunta humbly received the nation’s highest military honor for raw courage and commitment to comrades in Afghanistan.

But that was about the end of camaraderie. Republicans snubbed a presidential invitation to talk. Democrats put Nancy Pelosi back in charge. Republicans turned their backs on a key nuclear treaty. And on it went.

We’ve got G.M. back on the stock ticker. A royal wedding teed up. A big trial out of Gitmo.

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

Michael Crowley, senior correspondent for Time.

Erin Billings, deputy editor for Roll Call.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. 

This program aired on November 19, 2010.

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