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Deficit cards on the table. A Chernobyl-scale rating in Japan. Mitt Romney reaches for the presidency, again. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks about the budget on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington Sunday. (AP)
Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks about the budget on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington Sunday. (AP)

A wake up call for motorists this week as gas prices went tripping over four dollars a gallon. For air traffic controllers, as the axe came down after so much snoozing in the control tower.

And a wake-up for the country, as Republicans and Democrats went after the deficit. Different paths from President Obama and Republican Paul Ryan and a debate that will rage through 2012.

We’ve got a mother drowning herself and her kids in the Hudson. Europeans calling for more American fighters over Libya. A Chernobyl-scale rating in Japan.

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

Nancy Cordes, congressional corrspondent for CBS News.

Jake Tapper, senior White House correspondent for ABC News.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on April 15, 2011.

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