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Larry Summers will leave the White House. "Don’t ask, don’t tell "doesn’t change. GOP trumpets new plans. It's the weekly news roundtable.

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, center, surrounded by fellow GOP Congress members, holds up a copy of the new GOP agenda, "A Pledge to America", Sept. 23, 2010. (AP)
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, center, surrounded by fellow GOP Congress members, holds up a copy of the new GOP agenda, "A Pledge to America", Sept. 23, 2010. (AP)

Supersized, genetically-altered salmon in the news this week. And everybody fishing for a way forward.

Republicans say they’ve got it, with their new “Pledge to America."  The White House says its new way forward will be without Larry Summers. The economy boss will be gone at year’s end.

"Don’t ask, don’t tell" doesn’t budge. The GOP won’t budge on secrecy around who’s spending big money on politics.  President Obama calls out China on trade. And China and Japan face off fierce over a fishing boat.

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

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters.

Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media and columnist for National Journal. His new fall election preview article is called "Vanguard of the Revolution." He is  author of “The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.”

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on September 24, 2010.

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