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The Friday News Roundup. BP will set aside twenty-billion dollars for victims of the Gulf disaster. Senate Democrats push for an extension of jobless benefits and questions of possible election fraud in a South Carolina senate race.
- Doyle McManus columnist, Los Angeles Times.
- Naftali Bendavid national correspondent, "TheWall Street Journal"; author of "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution."
- Karen Tumulty national political reporter, "The Washington Post."
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