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President Barack Obama listens as he is introduced before speaking at the Arizona State University commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, May 13, 2009. (AP)
President Barack Obama listens as he is introduced before speaking at the Arizona State University commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, May 13, 2009. (AP)

News popping on many fronts this week. In Afghanistan, a top U.S. commander is fired. In Tehran, journalist Roxanna Saberi is freed.
In Detroit, Chrysler announces it will close nearly 800 dealerships. In the future, we’re told, Medicare and Social Security will go broke sooner than we thought.
In Washington, President Obama reneges on releasing photos of detainee abuse. Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied to her on torture. And the health care industry says it will cut its own costs, big time.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine. She's reported extensively on health care, and wrote this week about the way costs are driving the debate.  She also blogs at Time.com's "Swampland."

Also from Washington we're joined by Gerald Seib, executive Washington editor and "Capital Journal" columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He's co-author of "Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power."

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on May 15, 2009.

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