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.
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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.