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It's been a tough week for the president. Former White House power Scooter Libby is now a convicted felon. His Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez was threatened with early dismissal by Senate Republican Arlen Specter in the US attorney firing scandal. The Walter Reed fallout is still raining down. And his top generals in Iraq saying the "surge" is not enough, while Democrats craft a pullout plan.

But it could be worse. The markets have settled down for the moment. Katie Couric's producer is already out on his ear. And somewhere in New Jersey, somebody's forgetting to claim their portion of a $390 million lottery jackpot. Shake your pockets!

This hour On Point: a week in the news with top analysts, Jack Beatty, and you.


Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine

Linda Douglass, former political correspondent for ABC and CBS

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on March 9, 2007.


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