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President Barack Obama meets with Gen. Ray Odierno at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. (AP)
President Barack Obama meets with Gen. Ray Odierno at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. (AP)

It’s been the week of pirates. Just four Somali pirates storming a huge American cargo ship. Thrown off, but with the captain hostage. Bobbing on a life boat on the high seas, a U.S. destroyer hovering. Captain Richard Phillips reportedly managing to jump off last night. Then recaptured. Riveting.
And that’s just the pirate story. We’ve got gay marriage on a roll, in Iowa and now Vermont. The President in Baghdad. Earthquake in Italy. Markets up. Economic jitters still strong.
This hour, On Point: All that, and more. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Ruth Marcus, editorial writer and columnist at The Washington Post.
Also from Washington is Barbara Slavin, assistant managing editor for world and national security at The Washington Times and author of "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation."
And from Hanover, N.H., we're joined by Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on April 10, 2009.

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