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Unemployment back up. Middle East peace talks. And bracing for Hurricane Earl. It's all in our weekly news roundtable.

President Barack Obama walks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP)
President Barack Obama walks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP)

All eyes on Hurricane Earl on the Eastern seaboard late this week as August turns to September, summer’s end, and Labor Day weekend. But there’s more than a hurricane out there.

In the Gulf of Mexico, another oil platform goes up in smoke and flame. New unemployment numbers out for August – up, again, to 9.6 percent. In the Oval Office, Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet to restart peace talks.

The president addresses the nation on war and the economy. Glenn Beck holds a weekend rally. And new stimulus plans are in the works. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

David Sanger, Pulitzer Prize-winning chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times. His lastest book is “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.”

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on September 3, 2010.

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