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Political debate heats up nationally over the proposed Islamic Center in lower Manhattan, the Blagojevich trial ends in a hung jury and GM begins cutting ties to the U.S. government. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Dante Chinni director of the PBS NewsHour's Patchwork Nation Project; journalist, Christian Science Monitor.
- Eleanor Clift contributing editor for "Newsweek."
- Byron York chief political correspondent, Washington Examiner, and author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy."
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The panelists discuss the controversy over the proposed building of an Islamic center in Lower Manhattan and explore what may be behind a recent Time Magazine poll finding more Americans incorrectly believe President Obama is a Muslim:
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