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Week in the News: A "Mighty Duck" Congress, More46:04
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Bipartisan votes, many bills done. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

President Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP)
President Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP)

It was supposed to be the lame duck. It turned out to be a mighty duck.

Love it or hate it, the Congress all flown home for Christmas and the holidays this week blazed in its last days. "Don’t ask, don’t tell" is all done  — repealed.  Billions for 9.11 responders – done. Nuclear treaty with Russia – done. And talk about earthquakes… there were votes across the aisle.

But it’s done now. We’ve got mudslides in California. A big Census. Winningest women on the college basketball court.  And Christmas shoppers, shopping.

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

Jonathan Karl, senior political correspondent for ABC News.

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Thomson Reuters.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on December 24, 2010.

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