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ISIS and arming Syrian fighters.  Scotland rejects independence.  NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

And so, Scotland will not go.  There’s still a United Kingdom.  The Union Jack will have its blue and white.  But what an interesting week it’s been in the British Isles.  In the USA, Congress votes money for Syrian rebels.  House and Senate.  But with lots of qualms.  Dissenters.  Australia sees a beheading threat.  China’s Alibaba goes to market on Wall Street.  Hillary Clinton goes to Iowa.  Chris Christie to New Hampshire.  Ebola, still climbing.  The NFL still struggling with domestic issues.  This hour, On Point:  Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Nancy Cordes, congressional correspondent for CBS News. (@nancycordes)

James Kitfield, contributing editor at National Journal and a contributor at Defense One. (@JamesKitfield)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From Tom's Reading List

USA Today: House authorizes arming, training of Syrian rebels - "A wary Congress voted Wednesday to authorize President Obama's mission to arm and train Syrian rebel forces as part of the administration's effort to dismantle the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group."

CNN: Obama: U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight - "After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a 'major increase' in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."
The Wall Street Journal: Scotland Independence Could Usher in Economic Uncertainty  - "Few argue that an independent Scotland couldn't stand on its own in the long run. But a vote for independence could herald years of uncertainty for its economy that would continue well after the unraveling of a centuries-old political union."

This program aired on September 19, 2014.

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