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Sen. Joe Biden and Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Sen. Joe Biden and Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

A dukes-up Obama, reminding the stadium and GOP: “We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don’t tell me Democrats won’t defend this country.”

Now, John McCain moves into the spotlight with a VP pick. And big storm Gustav moves ominously toward New Orleans.

This hour, On Point: From Denver, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of The Financial Times.

Gebe Martinez, columnist for Politico.com.

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

This program aired on August 29, 2008.

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