Moammar Gadhafi is dead. The GOP gloves come off in Las Vegas. Wild animal uproar in Ohio. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Muammar Qaddafi is dead and gone this week, at the end of a hard uprising and NATO intervention. A tyrant down.
In Las Vegas, hard words and strained tempers in a GOP debate. In Pakistan, a tough warning from Hillary Clinton. In the US Senate, Republicans say no to jobs money for teachers and police. Greeks riot. Israelis and Palestinians celebrate a prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit.
An Indy racing driver dies in flames. And in Zanesville, Ohio a tragic menagerie on the loose and many killed.
This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Ben Smith, senior political reporter for Politico.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
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Politico "After months of diversions — sideshow candidates, Hamlet acts and straw polls — Tuesday night’s sizzling Republican presidential showdown boiled the nomination fight down to its essentials: a deeply personal, ideological and smashmouth contest between two rivals with almost nothing in common."
Foreign Policy "Conservative agitator Pat Buchanan's new book says America might not survive until 2025. "The Suicide of a Superpower," it's called. Even the less alarmist are suddenly sounding a lot like him as economists now predict that China may surpass the United States as the world's largest economy a lot sooner than we thought, and learned conferences are convened to deal with what Fareed Zakaria memorably dubbed "the post-American world."
Al Jazeera "Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after National Transitional Council fighters overran loyalist defences in Sirte, the toppled Libyan leader's hometown and final stronghold."
This program aired on October 21, 2011.