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Nobel Prize for a Chinese dissident. U.S.-Pakistan tensions. Free speech and military funerals. It's our weekly news roundtable.

Burning NATO trucks in Khairabad near Peshawar, Pakistan, Oct. 7, 2010. Gunmen torched tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops. (AP)
Burning NATO trucks in Khairabad near Peshawar, Pakistan, Oct. 7, 2010. Gunmen torched tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops. (AP)

Big news this week and lots of it. Just this morning, China wins its first Nobel Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize, for a dissident sitting in Chinese jail. China, not happy.

In Pakistan, fuel trucks trying to resupply NATO, U.S. troops up in extravagant flames as Pakistan blocks the border and Washington asks if this is friend or foe. Military funerals and free speech before the Supreme Court. Giant money gushing into the midterm elections, and an allegation that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is funneling foreign funds.

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

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, where he authors "The Page" blog. He's also a senior political analyst for MSNBC. His latest book is "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, Palin and McCain, and the Race of a Lifetime."

David Ignatius, columnist and associate editor at the Washington Post. He covers global politics, economics, and international affairs in his twice-weekly column. His latest book is the novel, “The Increment.”

Jerome Cohen, one of the world’s top authorities on China’s legal system and Chinese human rights. He is a professor at New York University School of Law and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on October 8, 2010.

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