A big week in the news.
A California judge overturns Proposition 8 and gives a boost to same-sex marriage. President Obama sticks to his timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The GOP challenges birthright citizenship.
The BP oil well is plugged with mud and cement, ---and holding. A deadly workplace shooting. Elena Kagan is confirmed for the Supreme Court. US citizens indicted for supporting Somali terrorists.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Jane Clayson
Bill McKenzie, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Dallas Morning News.
Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
This program aired on August 6, 2010.