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The commission to study how to get federal debt under control floated a trial balloon when it released recommendations by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, and it seems just about nobody likes or believes what they're saying. Obama went to Indonesia, Korea and the G-20 and came back empty handed. Is the thrill gone?  And what manner of Beast will Newsweek become under Tina Brown's guidance? (Arianna Huffington and Tony Blankley are away. Sitting in on the Right is Republican strategist David Winston.)

Banner image: US President Barack Obama walks to join members of the G20 group as well as invited guests to pose together for the 'family photo' following the plenary sessions at the G20 Summit in Seoul on November 12, 2010. Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images



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