Support the news

Week in the News46:15
Download

Play
This article is more than 10 years old.
Clockwise from top left: The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency; Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee (AP); Surgeon General nominee Regina Benjamin (AP); Goldman Sachs tower in New Jersey (flickr/luismontanez)
Clockwise from top left: The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency; Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee (AP); Surgeon General nominee Regina Benjamin (AP); Goldman Sachs tower in New Jersey (flickr/luismontanez)

But all around, the news whirled on.

Secrets at the CIA and Dick Cheney and potential prosecution still in the headlines. Golden profit reports on a bailed-out Wall Street … bonuses to follow. Health care legislation moving on Capitol Hill. Casualties mount in Afghanistan. And Barack Obama channels Martin Luther King and Bill Cosby at the NAACP, saying “no excuses.”

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:

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent at Time magazine. Her most recent article is "Time for Obama to Step In?"

Doyle McManus, columnist at the Los Angeles Times. He asserts in his most recent column, "The End of Obamania," that President Obama "has fallen back to Earth."

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst

This program aired on July 17, 2009.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news