This week, bloody strikes and counterstrikes in the Middle East and Afghanistan. And politics on parade, from the Capitol to California. A bloody week in the Middle East. As the casualties mount, the US steps back in, cautiously scolding both Israelis and Palestinians. But what difference will it make? A now raging war in Afghanistan as US and allied forces face down an unexpectedly robust challenge from al-Qaida fighters, prompting an emotional response from the president.The White House proposes new tariffs on imported steel, angering Europe but winning industry support at home. And a big political upset in California, as White House favorite Richard Riordan loses his bid for the Republican gubernatorial spot to conservative businessman Bill Simon. Covering these stories this week: Martha Raddatz of ABC News, Tom Gjelten of National Public Radio, Gebe Martinez of Congressional Quarterly and Richard Berke of The New York Times. [24 minutes]
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