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The Nobel and an empty chair (see the image). WikiLeaks' founder arrested. President Obama's tax deal. It's our news roundtable.

Media and demonstrators in London, Dec. 7, 2010, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail. (AP)
Media and demonstrators in London, Dec. 7, 2010, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail. (AP)

Democratic Party rebelled this week in Washington over a White House tax compromise with Republicans, and for President Obama it was “deal or no-deal” time. Philosophies and new realities were laid bare.

In London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sits in jail, as worldwide we’ve seen maybe the first cyber-war roll out over leaked data.  The "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal and the Dream Act were a no-go this week in Congress.

And in northeast China, dissident Liu Xiaobo sits in prison as his Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo.

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

Nancy Cordes, congressional correspondent for CBS News.

Tom Gjelten, correspondent covering global security and economic issues for NPR.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

Plus, here's a link to an English translation of Charter 08, the reform manifesto that Liu Xiaobo coauthored in 2008.

This program aired on December 10, 2010.

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