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Clockwise from top left: A Uighur woman protests before paramilitary police in Urumqi on Tuesday (AP); Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in an interview on Tuesday (MSNBC.com); Janet Jackson (l) and LaToya Jackson (r) stand behind Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, during the late star’s memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (AP); President Obama speaks about climate change during the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy (AP).
Clockwise from top left: A Uighur woman protests before paramilitary police in Urumqi on Tuesday (AP); Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in an interview on Tuesday (MSNBC.com); Janet Jackson (l) and LaToya Jackson (r) stand behind Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, during the late star’s memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (AP); President Obama speaks about climate change during the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy (AP).

No smooth sailing for Barack Obama's priority list this week — at home or abroad.
Health care and climate bills up against headwinds in Congress. The G8 and developing countries in Rome going slow on tackling global warming. Continued tough numbers on job loss in the U.S.  At least GM's out of bankruptcy.
In China, there's blood in the streets this week. Russia's talking reset with the U.S.
Sarah Palin is bailing out as governor of Alaska. And Michael Jackson, King of Pop, gets a royal sendoff in Los Angeles.
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 Kathleen Parker, syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.

Also from Washington is Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for The Chicago Tribune.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on July 10, 2009.

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