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This has been an interesting week, to say the least. It started with a big bang in the mountains of North Korea. An atomic bang, said Pyongyang — and what are going to do about it? President Bush's response? Not military, he said in the Rose Garden.

On Iraq — there is word that Bush family "main man" former secretary of state James Baker is ruling out victory. On the hustings, there are more bad midterm poll numbers for the GOP. Republicans in Washington are still slogging through Foley and Abramoff.

In New York, a Yankee flyer's bad end spooks the country. Google pays $1.65 billion dollars for YouTube - a company only nineteen months old!

Hear about this week in the news.


Barbara Slavin, diplomatic correspondent USA Today

Kenneth Walsh,Chief White House Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on October 13, 2006.


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