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President Barack Obama watches as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks about executive compensation Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in the Grand Foyer at the White House in Washington. (AP)
President Barack Obama watches as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks about executive compensation Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in the Grand Foyer at the White House in Washington. (AP)

President Obama sought a bipartisan consensus on the giant economic shot in the arm. Instead, he got a tangle. And it’s not over yet.

On Wall Street this week, shock as the White House announces a half-million dollar pay cap for bailout CEOs.

In Iran, a rocket launch and satellite into orbit to shouts of “God is great!” And Kyrgyzstan orders a key U.S. supply base for Afghanistan closed.

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

You can join the conversation. Are you ready to launch the stimulus? Will Democrats and Republicans ultimately get it done? Should the Dems do it (almost) alone?Guests:

With us from Washington is Jonathan Weisman, political reporter for The Wall Street Journal.  His piece in today's Journal is "Obama Turns Up Heat, Slams GOP Ideas."

And from Miami, we're joined by Michael Grunwald, senior correspondent for Time magazine. His big piece this week is "How to Spend the Stimulus."

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty is On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on February 6, 2009.

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