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President Barack Obama salutes as the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., are carried from a plane at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday morning, Oct. 29, 2009. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Griffin died in Afghanistan. (AP)
President Barack Obama salutes as the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., are carried from a plane at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday morning, Oct. 29, 2009. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Griffin died in Afghanistan. (AP)

Recession? What recession? We’ve got 3.5 percent growth in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said this week — so maybe that’s over. Or maybe not.
In Pakistan, Hillary Clinton took jabs — until she hit back. Pakistan must know where Al Qaeda is, she said, and could get them if they wanted to.
We’ve got a health plan from the House this week, an all-night vigil by the president at Dover Air Base, no decision yet on troops and Afghanistan, and no flu vaccine for lots of people in line. A skinny rocket goes up. Michael Jackson’s back.
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 Anne Kornblut, White House correspondent for The Washington Post. Her forthcoming book is "Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win."

Also from Washington we're joined by Howard Fineman, senior Washington correspondent and columnist at Newsweek. His latest  book, now out in paperback, is "The Thirteen Arguments."

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

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In today's roundtable we talked about Matthew Hoh, a former Marine captain who became the first foreign service official serving in Afghanistan to publicly resign in protest over the war. The Washington Post reported on the story and posted Hoh's resignation letter.

This program aired on October 30, 2009.

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