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The deep story in San Bernardino. Donald J. Trump and Muslims. Hard climate decisions in Paris. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fiery clashes this week over what’s national security and what’s rank demagoguery. Republicans calling out one of their own, Donald Trump, for saying he would ban Muslim entry to the U.S. Trump surging in the polls. In San Bernadino, evidence of extremism predating ISIS. Scuba divers now on the case. In Washington, affirmative action, visa waivers, No Child Left Behind, federal finance - all in motion. In Chicago, more heat for Rahm Emanuel. In Paris, the future of the global climate awaits an agreement. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Ben Domenech, co-founder and publisher of the Federalist. Host of the Federalist Radio Hour, author of the Transom political newsletter and fellow at the Manhattan Institute. (@bdomenech)

Kelly O'Donnell, Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News. (@KellyO)

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

From Tom’s Reading List

The Federalist: What Did Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio Learn From George W. Bush? — "An interesting and somewhat unexpected argument is beginning to take shape in the context of the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary between the two most prominent Tea Party Senators running for the nomination – Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. It is compelling because it demonstrates a real gap in terms of vision and priorities, but also because it speaks to very divergent views of the lessons of George W. Bush’s presidency, and how those lessons ought to be applied to the role of a future Commander in Chief."

POLITICO: Senate scraps No Child Left Behind; education battle moves to states -- "The new bill bans future Education secretaries from pushing a Common Core-like set of academic standards and limits what the department can and can’t regulate. Dozens of waivers from No Child Left Behind granted by the Obama administration would be void starting in August 2016. States would have more than a year to shift to the new system, which would take hold starting in the 2017-18 school year."

Los Angeles Times: Enrique Marquez, who bought rifles used in San Bernardino attack, had deep ties to gunman -- "The ties between San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and his shy, younger neighbor ran deep long before last week's massacre at the Inland Regional Center. Enrique Marquez spent countless hours next door tinkering on old cars in the driveway of Farook's Riverside home. Marquez converted to Islam, Farook's religion, and made trips to pray in a local mosque. He married a member of Farook's extended family, a Russian emigre.

This program aired on December 11, 2015.

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