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President Barack Obama speaks at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Monday, April 20, 2009. (AP)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Monday, April 20, 2009. (AP)

A gut check for America this week, as debate over torture burns up the air, partisan sparks fly, and the White House struggles to control the fire.

In Detroit, Chrysler prepares for bankruptcy. In Pakistan, the Taliban closes in on the capital — and alarms go off in Washington.

A green energy bill heats up on the Hill. A member of Congress is wiretapped – and the House Speaker knew.

Jobless claims are up — again. A Freddie Mac suicide. A Craigslist killer. And another Earth Day comes and goes.

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

You can join the conversation. What’s your take on the torture debate this week? Do you want investigations? Prosecutions? Or is it time to move on?

Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and CNN commentator. He served as a presidential advisor in the administrations of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.

Andrea Seabrook, congressional reporter for National Public Radio.

Jack Beatty, On Point News analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on April 24, 2009.

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