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Weekend talking points: 7 top stories - December 9, 2011
What happened this week? Mitt Romney attacked. Vladimir Putin was chastised. And Alec Baldwin learned why you never, ever argue with flight attendants
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ith Newt surging, the normally "mild-mannered" Mitt Romney is getting more aggressive in the final weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. First, Romney released an ad touting his four-decade marriage, an "implicit dig" at the thrice-married Gingrich. Then Romney surrogates ripped Newt as a "self-serving, anti-conservative" opportunist. Who's the GOP field's "alpha dog"? Tune in to Saturday's debate to find out.

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