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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hold a press conference at the Fort de Bregancon residence in France, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Rice launched emergency talks in France aimed at heading off a wider conflict between Russia and Georgia. (AP Photo/Philippe Laurenson)
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a press conference in France on Thursday after their emergency talks on the conflict between Russia and Georgia. (AP Photo/Philippe Laurenson)

The week began with Russian tanks pushing into Georgia, and a U.S. administration unsure how to respond. Rice arrives in Tblisi as Europe steps up the diplomacy, but where this goes is anyone's guess.

At home, McCain talks tough while Obama vacations, and convention speakers line up as more Veep rumors swirl.

Inflation is rising. Pakistan's Musharraf is reported ready to resign. But in Beijing, the time is golden — especially if your name is Michael Phelps.

This hour, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. You can join the conversation. What’s your top story this week? Tell us what you think.

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Joining us from Washington, DC, is Tony Blankley, columnist for The Washington Times.

With us from New York is Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of The Financial Times.

And with us from Hanover, New Hampshire, is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on August 15, 2008.


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