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Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) listens during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care reform, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. (AP)
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) listens during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care reform, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. (AP)

Nevermind the boy not in the balloon. We’ve got more than that up in the air this week.
The Dow flying high again at 10,000. Bonus numbers over the moon.
A healthcare reform package out of committee in the Senate, and up in the air, with Republican Olympia Snowe onboard — so far.
An Afghanistan troop decision, up in the air. The future of Pakistan, up in the air — with Taliban and Al Qaeda attacks all over.
Rush Limbaugh’s NFL ownership dreams? Crashed to earth. Sacked.
This hour, On Point: Joe Klein, Liz Halloran, Jack Beatty, and you, take on a week in 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 Liz Halloran, Washington correspondent for NPR.org.

Joining us from New York is Joe Klein, political columnist for Time magazine and author of six books, most recently "Politics Lost."

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 October 16, 2009.

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