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Iowa politics. Hillary’s email. A Bangkok blast. Protests in St. Louis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works the grill in the Iowa Pork Producers Tent with Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, right, during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works the grill in the Iowa Pork Producers Tent with Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, right, during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP)

A great wall, mass deportation and no birthright citizenship, all in the news, compliments of Donald Trump this week. Some GOP candidates pushing back. More leaning toward. And America’s immigration conversation taken onto hard new terrain. “Not serious,” says Jeb Bush. In the Clinton camp, more trouble with emails. Bernie Sanders, on a roll. Joe Biden in the wings. In China, economic slowdown. Spillover on Wall Street. We’ve got the first female graduates from Army Ranger school.  And Jimmy Carter, eloquent on his own cancer. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Lisa Desjardins, political director at PBS NewsHour. (@lisadnews)

Lara Jakes, deputy managing editor of news at Foreign Policy. (@larajakesfp)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From Tom’s Reading List

Foreign Policy: Is China About to Plunge the World into Recession? — "The outpouring of concern over the likelihood of a Chinese recession is vastly overblown. Yes, China is struggling with a number of complex problems — the downside of a major equity bubble, excesses in its property market, deleveraging from a debt-intensive growth spurt in the aftermath of the Great Crisis of 2008-2009, and a decline in exports stemming mainly from sluggish growth in its major trading partners in the developed world."

PBS NewsHour: In a crowded race for Iowa, the importance of being Donald — "Ready or not, the 2016 campaign is now shifting into higher gears. Today alone, candidates were fanned out at events in six states. But among the more than a score of White House hopefuls, one is dominating the conversation. The question is, how will that translate into votes?"

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain -- "Jimmy Carter's cancer has spread to his brain, the former president announced Thursday, and he is beginning a course of radiation and drug therapy to combat it. Carter, remarking that he feels 'surprisingly at ease,' said he has been diagnosed with melanoma, a skin cancer that has progressed to his brain and liver."

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This program aired on August 21, 2015.

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