Week in the News

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Interesting times. Maybe too interesting this week.

Fed chief Ben Bernanke hints at lower rates, and the markets fall, again, anyway. There goes somebody's 401K.

Defense secretary Robert Gates in Baghdad says the "surge" presents so many possibilities that we should pause on troop withdrawals. Hmm.

Mitt Romney pitches his delegates to John McCain. Obama takes the lead in Democratic delegates. Hillary Clinton bets on Ohio and Texas.

We've got spy battles in Washington, and the U.S. ready to shoot down its own spy satellite.

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

Alicia Caldwell, editorial page writer for The Denver Post, which has endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mark Pitsch, reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, in Madison, covering government and politics.

Margaret Talev, national political correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, which include the Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, and Charlotte Observer.

This program aired on February 15, 2008.


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