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News Roundtable Jan. 8, 2016 | Lily Tomlin

We look back at some of the biggest stories in the week’s news with our rotating panel of journalists, editors and other political observers. This week, we discuss the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, a possible gas tax on the Portland ballot, President Obama’s effort to tighten background checks for firearms purchases, and North Korea’s claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb.


Then we wrap up the hard news and turn to a lively conversation with the incomparable Lily Tomlin. The 76-year-old actress is reprising some of her characters from early in her career in a one-woman show she will be performing next week in Portland.


We end the show with a small sampling of the dozens of comments we got this week on Facebook and Twitter about our coverage of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Harney County.

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