Week in the News

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What a rich week in American politics. The cast of what once seemed like thousands of candidates, in both parties is dwindling fast.

Ted and Caroline Kennedy pronounced a young black man the new JFK. John McCain and Mitt Romney were dueling in debate, practically on the wing of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One at the Reagan Library. Hillary and Barack made nice, at last, in L.A.

We've got poison sushi, Superbowl fever, a stalling economy, and a whole lot of politics.

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Tod Lindberg, Contributing Editor for The Weekly Standard, Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Editor of their bi-monthly journal Policy Review.

Chrystia Freeland, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times.

Jack Beatty, "On Point" News Anlayst.

This program aired on February 1, 2008.


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