On the Radar: WikiLeaks, tax deal vote and real cold weather
December 15th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

On the Radar: WikiLeaks, tax deal vote and real cold weather

WikiLeaks - It started as an embarrassment to the U.S. government. Then supporters showed they could disrupt online services. The next round could be acts of civil disobedience - think of online World Trade Organization protesters. CNN's Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott examine the implications WikiLeaks is having on diplomacy around the world.

We also take a look at the Air Force's decision to cut WikiLeaks news access as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in jail, Michael Moore explains why he offered money for Assange's bail and Assange's mother stands by her son.

Tax deal - The Senate is set to vote Wednesday on the tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and GOP leaders, but House Democrats are still arguing about possible changes.

Senators made speeches into Tuesday evening about the deal, clearing the way for the pivotal vote. Meanwhile, House Democrats argued about whether they will change the measure after the expected Senate approval.

CNN's "AC360°" looks at the Senate bill, which critics say contains billions in earmarks, while CNN senior political contributor Ed Rollins explains why he thinks tax deals make just about everyone unhappy - except most Americans.

Blistering weather going to stay bad - Parts of the Eastern United States that have already experienced bitter temperatures aren't going to escape harsh conditions anytime soon.

The National Weather Service said a low pressure system will draw warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico into Kentucky and Tennessee, introducing the threat of freezing rain that could coat roads, trees and power lines. The agency said the freezing precipitation will start as snow and then gradually change into sleet and freezing rain by Wednesday morning. Ice is expected to accumulate up to a quarter of an inch across Kentucky and Tennessee and possibly into northern Mississippi and Alabama.

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  1. Rick Hanlin

    FOR THE WOMAN THAT SAYS SHE MUST QIUT HER JOB FOR HER RELIGION. SHE IS IN AMERICA AND WE ALLOW VACATION TIME AND FMLA. SHE SHOULD PLAN A LITTLE BETTER AND QUIT TRYING TO BLAME AMERICA FOR HER POOR PLANNING. SHE CAN STILL BUY A PLANE TICKET BACK TO HER HERITAGE COUNTRY.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. chuck

    Crying over spilled milk or do we want our cake and ice cream and eat it too i think some great person once said with every action there is a reaction lol what the heck do i know

    December 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |