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Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook.

Mopping up after Irene. Dick Cheney lays it all out. The fight over Obama's jobs speech. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Route 73 in St. Huberts, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP)
Damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Route 73 in St. Huberts, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP)

President Obama and the GOP spar over a major jobs speech. The East Coast struggles to pick up the pieces after Irene.

Hurricane Katia brews in the Atlantic. Dick Cheney is out with a new book and no apologies. Rick Perry’s old book is raising questions and he’s not apologizing either. Sarah Palin readies for a big speech in Iowa. Will she run?

Gaddafi’s on the run and still defiant. AT&T merger’s blocked. The US is set to sue big banks over bad mortgages.
-Jane Clayson

Guests

E. J. Dionne, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers’ Group and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His column for the Washington Post this week focused on the president.

Ben Smith, senior political reporter for Politico.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

From The Reading List

The New York Times "On Wednesday, the Justice Department sued to block AT&T’s $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, a merger that would create the nation’s largest mobile carrier."

The Washington Post "President Obama announced Wednesday his intention to lay out a new jobs plan in a speech to Congress next week that strategists hope will set a new tone for his tenure."

Wall Street Journal "WikiLeaks on Thursday confirmed reports that it has lost control of a cache of U.S. diplomatic cables that it has been publishing in recent months, saying a security breach has led to the public disclosure of hundreds of thousands of the unredacted documents."

The New Yorker "With each passing day, in a multiplicity of ways, Libya’s rebels, who poured into Tripoli a little over a week ago, have been filling the vacuum left behind by the fugitive Brother Leader, Muammar Qaddafi, and his coterie."

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This program aired on September 2, 2011.

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