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Week in politics: Is anti-Semitism that fueled Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect part of larger trend?

TOPSHOT - A woman stands at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27. - Mourners held an emotional vigil Sunday for victims of a fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, an assault that saw a gunman who said he "wanted all Jews to die" open fire on a mostly elderly group. Americans had earlier learned the identities of the 11 people killed in the brutal assault at the Tree of Life synagogue, including 97-year-old Rose Mallinger and couple Sylvan and Bernice Simon, both in their 80s.Nine of the victims were 65 or older. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman stands at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the political headlines you might’ve missed this weekend and previews some of the big stories we’re watching for this week

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the political headlines you might’ve missed this weekend and previews some of the big stories we’re watching for this week. Here are some of the headlines we’re watching:

  • Pittsburgh shooting latest – Is this incident is indicative of a larger wave of anti-Semitism in America or just a one-off?

  • President says he’s going to halt entry for asylum seekers, latest on migrant caravan, Mattis approves troops to border 

  • Latest on suspicious package suspect – new package intercepted at CNN in Atlanta, president and other public officials’ use of rhetoric following an incident like this

  • Brazil elects new leader, Germany’s Merkel announces she’s stepping down

Guests:

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets

Matt Barreto, professor of political science and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA and co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions; he tweets

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