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Week In The News: A Year In Review

The week in review, the year in review. Our weekly news roundtable live and in the studio looks back at 2012 and peeks ahead to the brand new year.

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP)

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS – FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP)

John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and a columnist at the New York Times.

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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Washington Post “Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by reassembling the political coalition that boosted him to victory four years ago, and by remaking himself from a hopeful uniter into a determined fighter for middle-class interests.”

New York Times “Hurricane Sandy was a disaster without modern precedent for New York City that, in one night, created a new homeless population of thousands. Longtime advocates for the homeless, and families repeatedly dislocated since the storm, say it exposed and worsened the city’s acute lack of affordable housing options.”

Associated Press Photos of 2012

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