After all the week's noise and labor, President Bush's "grand compromise" on immigration collapsed in a heap in the Senate last night. If not dead forever, then it's very close to it. "Are we men and women or mice" asked Trent Lott as the clock ran down. "Are we going to slither away from this?" For now, yes.
In Europe, the president ducked mandatory steps to fight global warming, but promised to think about it. In Washington, Scooter Libby is headed to jail. In L.A., Paris Hilton goes free — and the public seethes over pampered privilege.
This hour On Point: we go behind all the week's big headlines.
Carol Giacomo, diplomatic correspondent for Reuters.
Andrea Seabrook, congressional correspondent for National Public Radio.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on June 8, 2007.