Week in the News

American politics don't get much more interesting than this week's: Former First Lady comes back with a roar. Former POW clinches GOP nomination and goes arm-in-arm with super-unpopular GOP prez. Former golden boy Barack Obama pushed back into street fight, and Democrats look on in fear and wonder.

Further out, the news is almost too interesting. Oil, over the moon. Potemkin elections in Russia. Armies on the move in South America. Mideast woe, and markets looking jumpy all over.

This hour, On Point: our Friday news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.

Jim Pinkerton, former columnist for Newsday and former contributor to Fox News Channel, he was a senior advisor to Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign and worked in the White House under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

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

This program aired on March 7, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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