Week in the News

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What a whirlwind week in the news it has been. Private money buys Chrysler. A huge search is on for captured US soldiers in Iraq. Jerry Falwell goes to his reward. And then it gets bigger.

The commander in chief names a "war czar." The president's man, Paul Wolfowitz, is out at the World Bank, just ahead of the hounds. A giant immigration deal is hammered out in the Senate. And the Justice Department's former Number Two tells a tale of top White House men strong-arming a desperately-ill John Ashcroft, in his hospital bed, on domestic wiretapping.

This hour On Point: we go behind the week's headlines, with top analysts, Jack Beatty, and you.


Linda Douglass, former chief Capitol Hill correspondent for ABC, fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

William McKenzie, editorial page columnist for the Dallas Morning News

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

This program aired on May 18, 2007.


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