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On Monday, the bailout package and the Dow Jones Industrials went down together like Hindenburg. By mid-week, some revival in the markets and a Senate resuscitation for the rescue. But no guarantees on where we’re headed.

And then came Sarah and Joe. Palin versus Biden. The VP pick who stares into the camera and winks at the nation. And the Senate veteran who tried to punch right through to John McCain.

This hour, On Point: Behind the headlines of a big, big week.

You can join the conversation. What did you make of Biden versus Palin? Are you ready for the rescue? The bailout? The path ahead? Let us know your thoughts.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Tony Blankley, columnist for The Washington Times and a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation.

Also with us from Washington is Margaret Talev, correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers' Washington bureau. She has been covering the negotiations in Congress over the bailout, and was on the campaign trail with Obama this week in Detroit and Colorado.

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 October 3, 2008.


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