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Shirley Sherrod’s job and a media blowup on race. Financial reform is law. U.S. intelligence bloat exposed. Our news roundtable dives in.

A screen shot from FOX News covering the story of Shirley Sherrod, former USDA official.
A screen shot from FOX News covering the story of Shirley Sherrod, former USDA official.

One week ago, who knew the name Shirley Sherrod? This week, she’s at the center of a storm over race, media manipulation, and an apparently good woman done wrong.

In Washington, finance reform is law. Democrat Charlie Rangel is in real ethics trouble. And Republicans block comprehensive climate change legislation.

Down on the Gulf, big storm Bonnie is blowing in. Abroad, North Korea threatens to get “physical” with the U.S. military. And Sarah Palin says “refudiate.”

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

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters.

Dana Milbank, columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes Washington Sketch. His lastest book is “Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government.”

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on July 23, 2010.

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