Flood crisis worsens in Pakistan. Shrimpers back in the Gulf. And the President gets tangled in the Manhattan mosque debate. It's all in our weekly news roundtable.
Up, down, and out this week in the news.
Unemployment claims are up, again, now over half a million - the highest weekly rate in nine months and not a good sign. Down -- Japan slips to number three economy in the world, as China rolls on. And out – U.S. combat troops, out of Iraq, with high-fives at the border. But fifty thousand troops will still be there, and armed.
Meanwhile, the shrimp boats are back on the Gulf of Mexico. Pakistan struggles with its flood. The President wrangles with the Manhattan mosque.
Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Jill Lawrence, senior correspondent and columnist for the online political news website Politics Daily.
Nancy Youssef, chief Pentagon correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
This program aired on August 20, 2010.