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BP ponies up billions, Petraeus faints on Capitol Hill, chaos in Kyrgyzstan. It's  all in our weekly news roundtable.

BP CEO Tony Hayward prepares to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on June 17, 2010. (AP)
BP CEO Tony Hayward prepares to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on June 17, 2010. (AP)

The Gulf oil crisis stretched right into the Oval Office this week, and onto Capitol Hill, and deep into the pockets of BP.

Apologies and stonewalling in Congress with the oil giant’s CEO. Prime time address and a $20 billion escrow fund for the American president.

There were big questions over Afghan war policy and a fainting general this week. A tug-of-war over whether deficits or unemployment benefits are top priority.

Chaos in Kyrgyzstan. Epic hard rains in Oklahoma. The Lakers take the NBA Finals.

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

Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times.

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on June 18, 2010.

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