On the Radar: WikiLeaks founder arrested, tax deal reached, Elizabeth Edwards
December 7th, 2010
10:05 AM ET

On the Radar: WikiLeaks founder arrested, tax deal reached, Elizabeth Edwards

Assange arrested: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London on a Swedish warrant. Swedish authorities want to talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents. Assange has not been charged.

In court Tuesday, Assange will be able to respond to the arrest warrant, and the court will then have roughly 21 days to decide whether to extradite him, said Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association.

We're taking a look at what you need to know and what's next for the WikiLeaks founder. Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden asks who's to blame in the whole WikiLeaks imbroglio and what it might mean in the future.

Tax deal reached: The White House will fight Tuesday to get Democrats to support a last-minute deal on taxes that President Barack Obama hammered out with Republican leaders.

The compromise would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for two more years, keeping income tax rates at their current levels for everyone, as Republicans insisted. Obama and other Democrats wanted tax rates to rise only for individuals earning more than $200,000 a year and families making $250,000 or more a year. CNN and CNNMoney.com are taking a look at the cost of the tax deal and what it will mean for you - depending on what bracket you're in.

14-year-old hit man? A teen accused of killings on behalf of a Mexican drug cartel boss is an American citizen, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman says. The boy is 14 and says he's killed four people. The boy faced a battery of questions from reporters after he was detained, answering questions point-blank as camera flashes lit his face.

"I slit their throats," he said, describing what he said was the killing of four people.

Elizabeth Edwards: We're continuing to follow the story of Elizabeth Edwards' battle with cancer after an announcement that her doctors advised her that further cancer treatment would be unproductive. She is instead joining family and friends in her North Carolina home.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive," the Edwards family said Monday in a statement. "She is resting at home with family and friends and has posted this message to friends on her Facebook page."

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta takes a look at what Edwards is facing medically.

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  1. duke

    Now that Obama has sold the people out for the rich,
    Is it now called the Obama tax cuts??

    December 7, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. The List De-Bunked

    The "super-threatening" list is TOTAL BS PEOPLE!

    There is NOTHING on that list but a few things you can get out of a phone-book.
    There are no pictures, no maps, no graphics, no GPS coordinates, NOTHING!!!

    You people are being TROLLED by the gov't and these media outlets. A FIFTH_GRADER could have made this list for all we know. There is nothing to suggest otherwise.


    December 7, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. @the list...

    You are posting at simple minded individuals who have confused love of God&Country with love of government. They are too far gone to reach in a forum like this. When you address one of them in your day-to-day life with these same points, they act as if you are a priest trying to exorcise their demon. Having meaningful discussions with them while they are in this brainwashed state is vitually futile. Let's keep trying though eh?

    December 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |