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It's been a week of build-up and delivery.

There was delivery by actor/senator Fred Thompson, who finally made it official on Jay Leno that he's really, truly, officially — yes — running for president.

There was build-up all over Washington in anticipation of next week's progress report on Iraq by General David Petraeus. Not much mystery left there, except for the mysterious emergence in the capital, perhaps, of a consensus for hanging in.

Meanwhile, a terror plot is foiled in Germany. Idaho Senator Larry Craig heads for the door. Oprah stands up for Obama.

This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on September 7, 2007.


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