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Our news roundtable takes up Wikileaks, the big push on the deficit, unemployment benefits running out, and more.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is shown in this photo of the cover of the Dec. 1, 2010 edition of the New York Post. (AP)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is shown in this photo of the cover of the Dec. 1, 2010 edition of the New York Post. (AP)

It’s been the Wiki-week — a week of non-stop revelations from secret U.S. diplomatic cables. It’s been the deficit week, with a lot of big plans and big talk about our big sea of red ink, and when and how to go at it.

It’s also been a tax battle week, with Republicans drawing a line in the sand to keep tax cuts for the rich. Democrats – the White House and a lame duck Congress – trying to bargain to keep unemployment benefits alive. And on jobs, there were hopes of an uptick. No such luck. We may be headed for ten percent unemployment.

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

Jill Dougherty, CNN's foreign affairs correspondent.

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine. She also writes for Time’s “Swampland” politics blog.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on December 3, 2010.

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