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On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 251 points on Monday to its lowest close since Oct. 28, 1997. (AP)
On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 251 points on Monday to its lowest close since Oct. 28, 1997. (AP)

Call it Rollout Week for the Obama agenda.

After all the campaigning and inaugural dancing, this week the rubber began to hit the road: before Congress, with a speech saying “day of reckoning” and laying out huge goals; in a towering budget with tax cuts and new taxes and action plans on a thicket of issues; on Iraq, with a withdrawal date coming out, and tens of thousands of U.S. troops to be left behind.

And we’ve got A-Rod at bat, Tiger on the greens, North Korea on the launch pad, and a GDP still B-A-D.

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

You can join the conversation. Are you ready to run with Obama’s big picture? His big plans? Or not? What do you make of the blueprints?Guests:

From Washington we're joined by Liz Halloran, Washington correspondent for NPR.org.

Also from Washington is Clive Crook, senior editor at The Atlantic and a columnist for National Journal and The Financial Times.

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point's news analyst.

This program aired on February 27, 2009.

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