Friday Follow: Russia Looks Post-Putin, Iraq War Ends

Friday, December 16, 2011

President Obama speaks during a tribute to the troops at Fort Bragg. (Davis Turner/Getty)

This week brought the end of the Iraq War and a Russia in turmoil after recent disputed elections. Also, the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucus was last night on Fox News. Joining The Takeaway for a look at this week's big stories are Jeff Yang, writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and bloger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at


Farai Chideya and Jeff Yang

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When discussing the Republican debates, too bad the panel is less interested in a sitting President doing what is "not quite Con-Sta-Titu-Tion-Al".

The actions violating the War Powers Act, healthcare legislation, defying federal courts and massive spending to name a few are all subject to Constitutional review while the President's supporters seek to alter the Constitution itself.
Spare us the high handed lectures as we run past $15 trillion in debt and the President seeks end runs around Congress which are "things that are mainstream dialogues in the" Democratic Party.
Is approaching $20 trillion in debt "pretty far from what the founders would do"?

Dec. 16 2011 09:17 AM

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