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Tornado hell in the South. The president rolls out his birth certificate. New chiefs for the CIA and Pentagon. It's the week in the news.

Garry Ellard searches for friends Thursday in Birmingham, Ala., after a tornado hit Pleasant Grove, just west, a day earlier. (AP)
Garry Ellard searches for friends Thursday in Birmingham, Ala., after a tornado hit Pleasant Grove, just west, a day earlier. (AP)

Tornado devastation in the South this week. Hundreds dead. Thousands homeless. Whole blocks, neighborhoods, towns, gone in the fury of unrelenting storms. Nature in destroy mode.

In Washington, President Obama says “enough” to the birther campaign, laying out his birth certificate. Donald Trump calls that a victory.

We’ve got prison break and a slaughter in Afghanistan. New heads named for the CIA and Pentagon. And yes, a little royal wedding in London.

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

Guests:

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek and the Daily Beast.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. He blogs at Beltway Confidential.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on April 29, 2011.

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