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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wipes his tears as he admitted to having an affair during a news conference in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. He said he is resigning as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "I spent the last five days crying in Argentina," Sanford said. (AP)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wipes his tears as he admitted to having an affair during a news conference in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. He said he is resigning as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "I spent the last five days crying in Argentina," Sanford said. (AP)

Is it just me, or has it been a long, long week?
A week that began with the world riveted by the brutal suppression of Iranian protestors draws to a close with the untimely death of Michael Jackson at age 50.
In Washington, the Obama administration faces big questions on health care from Democrats as well as Republicans.
And speaking of Republicans — another confession, as Mark Sanford admits to his Argentine affair, and another setback for the party.
Up next, On Point: What moved you in the world this week? 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 London is Roula Khalaf, Middle East editor for The Financial Times. She's just returned from Tehran, where she was covering the post-election unrest.

From Providence, Rhode Island, we're joined by Froma Harrop, nationally syndicated columnist and editorial board member at The Providence Journal. She also blogs at RealClearPolitics.com.

And from Hanover, N.H., we're joined by Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on June 26, 2009.

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