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President Barack Obama introduces federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, right, as his nominee for the Supreme Court, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in an East Room ceremony of the White House in Washington. (AP)
President Obama introduces federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the White House. (AP)

In North Asia, Chinese fishing boats have pulled back from the Korean coast and no one knows what comes next. Same in Detroit.

Across the country, Judge Sotomayor’s nomination has set off Hispanic celebration and a wild war of words over “wise Latina woman” and GOP charges of “racism.”

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Joining us from Washington is Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media, columnist for National Journal, and author of “The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.”

Also from Washington we're joined by Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. She’s headed out to cover the president next week as he travels to the Middle East.

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

This program aired on May 29, 2009.


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