The program on the week's top political events included a panel conversation on the Bush administration's response to the Chinese detainment of the crew of a US spy plane after it collided with a Chinese plane and killed the two Chinese pilots, the Chinese poor handling of the issue, the international pressure on the Chinese to return the 24-person crew, the passage of Bush's amended tax cut in the Senate and House, whether President Bush needs to take a more central role in foreign policy, and the ongoing recount of the presidential election returns being carried out by media sources in Florida. [26 minutes]
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