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Monster tornadoes in the Midwest. President Obama in Europe. The GOP’s Mitch Daniels, out for 2012. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

David Turner, from Waco, Tex., sorts through belongings in a house occupied by his two sisters in devastated Joplin, Mo. neighborhood Thursday. (AP)
David Turner, from Waco, Tex., sorts through belongings in a house occupied by his two sisters in devastated Joplin, Mo. neighborhood Thursday. (AP)

Tornadoes, Republicans, Irish cheers and a war criminal in the news this week.

Joplin, Mo., — steamrolled, torn apart, by a massive, churning twister. Balkan war criminal Ratko Mladic — he of the 8000 men and boys massacred — captured. President Obama, cheered in Ireland, toasting with the Queen and talking Libya in Europe.

An upset Democratic congressional victory in New York over GOP Medicare plans. And Republicans in, out and on the bubble for 2012 — Pawlenty, Daniels, Bachman, Palin.

This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register.

Bruce Orwall, London bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on May 27, 2011.

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