Week in the News

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It was a big week for politics, at home and abroad. Last night Democratic candidates rolled the political dice in Las Vegas. On Capitol Hill, Democrats are talking tough on war spending but face an uphill battle in the Senate.

In Pakistan, all bets appear to be off as events there change by the hour. The FBI has tough words for Blackwater. Police in New York shoot a teenager holding a hairbrush, not a gun.

In California, it's one bird at a time, cleaning up after a devastating oil spill. And the lights are still out on Broadway.

This hour, On Point: Our news roundtable goes inside the headlines.
-Bob Oakes


Steve Chapman, columnist and editorial page writer for the Chicago Tribune.

Rick Perlstein, senior fellow at Campaign for America's Future, where he writes the blog "The Big Con," and author of "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus."

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

This program aired on November 16, 2007.


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