Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have sixty seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?
CARL KASELL, HOST:
Roy Blount, Jr. has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Faith Salie has three; Adam Felber, two.
Now, panel, what will the supercommittee come up with at the last minute? Roy Blount, Jr.?
ROY BLOUNT: It's going to hit them, duh, time travel.
(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)
BLOUNT: However, there's still a problem because the Democrats want to go back in time to - not very far, just to undo the Bush tax cuts. And the Republicans want to go back a little further, to undo the enlightenment.
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Originally published on Sat November 19, 2011 3:37 pm
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Linda Wertheimer. In Libya today, news that Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam has been captured as he was traveling in a convoy across the southern desert of Libya. Seif was the only Gadhafi family member still at large. Officials said he would be held in the mountain town of Zintan until his transfer to Libya's capital, Tripoli. Joining us to talk more about this development is Leila Fadel, The Washington Post correspondent based in Cairo. Leila, good morning.