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With guest host Jane Clayson.

Campus unrest and death threats. Debate round four for the GOP. Court blocks Obama on immigration. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, students cheer while listening to members of the black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 speak following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign at the university in Columbia, Mo. (AP)
In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, students cheer while listening to members of the black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 speak following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign at the university in Columbia, Mo. (AP)

Protests over race relations spread to more college campuses. At the GOP debate, the gloves were off. Who soared? Who scored? Who sank? And, can Bernie Sanders best Hillary when the Democrats debate this Saturday night? A blow to President Obama’s immigration plan. Kurdish forces move in on ISIS-held Sinjar.Netanyahu in the US. Jihadi John targeted by US airstrikes. A medal of honor hero at the White House. And, is Starbucks really declaring war on Christmas? This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Jane Clayson

Guests

Eliana Johnson, Washington editor at the National Review. (@elianayjohnson)

Yamiche Alcindor, breaking news reporter at USA Today. (@Yamiche)

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

From The Reading List

USA Today: University of Missouri unrest a signal for other schools, experts say — "The abrupt resignations Monday of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and the chancellor of the flagship campus R. Bowen Loftinshowed the power of the growing tide of social activism among people who felt the school leaders did not respond aggressively enough to racist incidents on campus. Experts say campuses can expect more social activism if they fail to take specific actions to rid schools of hostility toward students of color."

National Review: Policy Finally Dominates a Debate, but No Knockouts in Milwaukee -- "Less than three months before voters go to the polls in January, the candidates clashed on some of the major issues that have divided the Republican party over the past six years: The night’s big moments did not come from one candidate trashing another, but from policy exchanges, first on immigration and then on defense spending. After months of headlines dominated by a real-estate mogul-cum-reality-television star, it was a welcome change of pace."

The Wall Street Journal: Kurds Launch Offensive to Retake ISIS-Held Iraqi Town Sinjar -- "Kurdish Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. and allied warplanes, launched an assault Thursday aimed at retaking the town of Sinjar from Islamic State and severing the extremist group’s crucial supply line to Syria. Some 7,500 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were deployed to take back Sinjar from Islamic State fighters, who have held the northern Iraqi town for more than a year, the local Kurdish administration said."

This program aired on November 13, 2015.

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