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Week in the News: Tunisia, China, Health Care & the GOP24:01
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Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Protestors shout slogans, in Tunisia, Thursday, Jan. 20. 2011. (AP)
Protestors shout slogans, in Tunisia, Thursday, Jan. 20. 2011. (AP)

State dinner, Arab revolution, mob bust, and a big GOP gesture on repealing health care reform this week.

Chinese president Hu Jintao got his 21-gun salute - plus questions on human rights and Chinese trade policy.  On Capitol Hill, House Republicans had their health care vote.  Democrats called it “Alice in Wonderland.”

Next push – for huge spending cuts.  In Tunisia, a dictator is overthrown in a rare and thrilling Arab uprising.  And it’s a week of big names headed for the door:  Steve Jobs.  Eric Schmidt.  Joe Lieberman.

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

Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media and columnist for National Journal.

Nancy Youssef, chief Pentagon correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on January 21, 2011.

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