Week in the News

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It's a week for big weather and huge politics. High snow in Milwaukee, vicious tornadoes across the South, and presidential politics to make your head spin.

Mitt Romney wraps himself in the flag and drops out. John McCain, the all-but-certain GOP nominee, still begging the party's conservative base for love.

Hillary Clinton, who raised $100 million in campaign cash, is now lending her campaign five from the family checkbook. And Barack Obama, cash rich and cruising.

This hour, On Point: from Afghanistan to Arkansas, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

William McKenzie, editorial page columnist for the Dallas Morning News.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.

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

This program aired on February 8, 2008.


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