And in an economy scary all over this week: retail sales, the lowest in thirty-five years. Jobs, and job security, out the window.
National security — Obama rolled out a big crew, including she who called him naïve, now Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton.
A Saxby Chambliss win in Georgia holds the Republican filibuster line.
And India still seethes over the attack on Mumbai.
This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Are you ready for a bailout? Should the Big 3 get one? Is Obama building a team that can bail the country out, at home and abroad?Guests:
Joining us from Washington is David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. His new book, "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power," is out next month.
With us from New York is Alexis Glick. She’s the Fox Business Network’s Vice President of Business News, and the host of the network’s morning show, “Money For Breakfast.” Her blog is The Glick Report.
And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.
This program aired on December 5, 2008.