As the world copes with online document dumps by WikiLeaks, Julian Assange has been jailed in England. Has he made the work of American diplomats harder than ever, or created a new standard of openness and accountability? Has he violated the law? Also, President Obama defends his tax-cut compromise, and Thomas Porteous of New Orleans has become the eighth federal judge in history to be removed by the US Senate.
Banner image: The face of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen through a magnifying glass on December 6, 2010. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images