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Debt ceiling debate. Bloody fighting in Yemen. Mitt Romney’s in for 2012. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann, arrives to announce his 2012 candidacy for president, Thursday, in Stratham, N.H. (AP)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann, arrives to announce his 2012 candidacy for president, Thursday, in Stratham, N.H. (AP)

Bad news on jobs running all through the news this week.

Latest numbers, out today — only 54,000 jobs created in May. That, after 232,000 in April. And unemployment? Back up, to 9.1 percent. Double dip recession talk is growing.

At the White House, Republicans and the President wrangled over the debt ceiling. It’s all related. In New Hampshire, Mitt Romney declares for the presidency. Says “Obama has failed.”

We’ve got fierce street fighting in Yemen. Killer tornadoes in the Northeast now.

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

- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

David Drucker, staff writer covering the senate and national politics for Roll Call.

Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on June 3, 2011.

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