A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A dead black motorist and a fast murder charge against a white Ohio policeman this week. This time a bodycam tells the story. Race and law enforcement, again center stage. In Africa, a presidential visit and outrage over a Minnesota dentist killing a beloved lion. Calls for extradition. Mike Huckabee brings the Holocaust into the Iran Deal debate. Trump leads the polls. Turkey joins the fight against ISIS. Planned Parenthood takes more heat. A Malaysia Airlines clue. And the Winter Olympics go to Beijing. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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CBS News: Supporters "Feel the Bern" at live-streamed house parties — "Bernie Sanders was beamed from a living room in southwest D.C. to as many as 3,500 other parties in places including Allentown, Pennsylvania; New Orleans; Lakewood, Ohio; Arlington, Massachussetts and Los Angeles. The Sanders campaign is billing it as the largest event of this presidential race so far. Nearly 105,000 people RSVPed to host or attend house parties across the country, and got their marching orders."
Bloomberg Politics: Obama Sticks Up for McCain, Ally in Quest to Close Guantanamo -- "President Barack Obama’s impromptu defense of John McCain’s honor during a news conference in Ethiopia on Monday was more than just an excuse to bash Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who fanned the Obama 'birther' conspiracists during the 2012 election. It also gave an opening for Obama to pay respect to an unpredictable rival who may be the Democratic president’s best ally in the last months of his term in fulfilling a promise to close the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
New York Times: Killer of Cecil the Lion Finds Out That He Is a Target Now, of Internet Vigilantism — "After Zimbabwean officials identified Dr. Palmer as the hunter, activists used search engines to find his contact information and social media to share information about his business and his family, stirring a fever pitch of anger strong enough to effectively dismantle his digital life. Angry people sent a surge of traffic to Dr. Palmer’s website, which was taken offline. Vitriolic reviews flooded his Yelp page. A Facebook page titled 'Shame Lion Killer Dr. Walter Palmer and River Bluff Dental' drew thousands of users. Dr. Palmer’s face was scrubbed from industry websites."
This program aired on July 31, 2015.