Slings and arrows between GOP front runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. That's how the week began. But it ended somewhat agreeably last night in Iowa.
In the final presidential primary debate of the year, Gingrich and Romney largely ignored each other. But other candidates did not. Michelle Bachman was no-holds-barred in her criticism of the fact that Gingrich took money from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
There were also significant developments this week for the future of Massachusetts gambling. Governor Deval Patrick appointed Stephen Crosby - a Republican with a long history in politics, academi and business.
We'll dive into the news with our week in review panel.
- James Pindell, political director, WMUR-TV
- Kyle Cheney, reporter, State House News Service
This segment aired on December 16, 2011.