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The Friday News Roundup – The House agrees on an auto bailout plan but it faces stiff resistance from Senate Republicans. President-elect Obama names his energy and environmental teams. And the Illinois Attorney General threatens to have Governor Rod Blagojevich declared unfit to hold office if he does not resign.
- Jill Zuckman Press Secretary for Sec. LaHood. Formerly a reporter "Chicago Tribune"
- Tony Blankley syndicated columnist; research fellow with the Heritage Foundation; executive vice president, global public affairs, Edelman International; and former editorial page editor of "The Washington Times." His most recent book is "American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century."
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
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