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Week In The News: Protests Across The World

Budget battle from Washington to Wisconsin. A deadly attack on US agents in Mexico. Spreading protest in the Middle East. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Bahrain Protests (AP)

A Bahraini anti-government demonstrator lies injured on a stretcher as Bahraini anti-government demonstrators take him to hospital in Manama, Bahrain. (AP)

This week, protests keep rolling across the Middle East, in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain — where the state cracked down hard. Here at home, the President unveiled a new budget plan, and got an earful from GOP leaders demanding bigger, deeper cuts.

Thousands in Wisconsin turned out to protest a bill that would squeeze the ability of public employees to organize. And the killing of a U.S. federal agent in Mexico could mean a new escalation in the Drug War.

This hour our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy newspapers.

Jonathan Broder, senior defense and foreign policy editor for Congressional Quarterly.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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