Week in the News

It's been a week for the political history books in the U.S., and a late stab at history in the Middle East.

New Hampshire voters had their say — and left the pollsters speechless. Now it's a free-for-all: Clinton, Obama, Edwards, McCain; Romney, Thompson, Huckabee, "Rudy" — all still in this race.

Bush promises peace in the Middle East, a little late. Bernanke promises the Fed will pump the economy — maybe late. And Iranian speedboats appear to play chicken with the U.S. Navy in the Straits of Hormuz.

Up next, On Point: Our Friday roundtable gets behind the headlines.Guests:

Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She's author of "Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq."

Jonathan Kaufman, senior editor at The Wall Street Journal overseeing campaign coverage.

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

This program aired on January 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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