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A week in the news: Debt ceiling summitry, Case Anthony uproar, Minnesota shutdown, a Murdoch tabloid shut down.
Casey Anthony and a jury verdict seized the nation’s headlines this week. She will walk in the death of her daughter.
Meanwhile, the future of the country is being banged out –- or maybe not -– behind closed doors at the White House. Republicans want massive cuts before the debt ceiling. President Obama, apparently doubling down, with Medicare and Social Security on the table.
All in a rush.
We’ve got a Minnesota shutdown, Roger Clemens in the dock, Murdoch in trouble, Phoenix in a Biblical dust storm.
This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
From Tom's Reading List:
- Debt Ceiling Debate: "Heading into a crucial negotiating session on a budget deal on Thursday, President Obama has raised his sights and wants to strike a far-reaching agreement on cutting the federal deficit as Speaker John A. Boehner has signaled new willingness to bargain on revenues."
- The GOP Primary Race: "That was the lesson of the first real quarter of the money chase, when it was revealed Wednesday that Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney—the GOP’s pale version of a cash-collecting machine—raised just over $18 million."
- Minnesota Shutdown: "As Congress lurches toward a debt showdown that threatens to push the nation into default, Washington lawmakers can see a new model for gridlock in Minnesota's government shutdown."
- Casey Anthony: "Casey Anthony was sentenced Thursday to one year in Orange County Jail for each of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, which will run consecutively."
- News Of The World: "News International today announces that this Sunday, 10 July 2011, will be the last issue of the News of the World."
This program aired on July 8, 2011.
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