Hillary Clinton, Gitmo's Future, and the New BondNOVEMBER 15, 2008
- Senator Hillary Clinton
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Our panel of non-experts weigh in on this week's news events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Joining us on this week's panel are Esquire columnist Stacey Grenrock-Woods; Reason Magazine contributing editor Kerry Howley; and Eugene Jarecki, documentary filmmaker and author of "The America Way of War."
1. The Persistence of Hillary Clinton
Hillary as Secretary of State speculation has started to really boil. MSNBC's First Read speculated that Obama would want Hillary out of the way to avoid media going to her for questions about Obama in the same way that they went to McCain for thoughts on Bush or Bob Kerrey for
thoughts on Clinton.
2. Obama Moves to Close Guantanamo
It was reported this week that advisors to president-elect Barack Obama were drafting plans to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Prisoners there would either be released, tried in criminal court, or tried in a new version of a national security court. The military tribunal would be eliminated.
3. New Bond Film is Mostly Gadget-Free
The new oddly-titled "Quantum of Solace" opens this weekend, the latest in the James Bond series. This time out, it's heavy on the action but light on the gadgetry. James Bond also never says "Bond, James Bond." Producers wanted to make it more realistic.
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