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Decision time on the Iran Deal. Kentucky clerk, out of jail. The US looks at the refugees of Syria. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, Fla., wears a Hillary Rodham Clinton mask while attending a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn, of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015. (AP)
Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, Fla., wears a Hillary Rodham Clinton mask while attending a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn, of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015. (AP)

It’s been messy and it’s been fought, but the president essentially has his Iran nuclear deal this week. Victory in the headlines. And now, the test of time. In Europe, more refugees, more migrants, and more struggle. In Kentucky, Kim Davis is out of jail. Greeted and celebrated by Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. Keeping God in the news cycle. Hillary Clinton says “sorry” for her email ways. Bernie Sanders has caught her in the Iowa polls. Joe Biden sounds doubtful on a run with Colbert. Jeb Bush talks taxes. And its 9.11 again. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrok

Guests

Paul Singer, Washington correspondent for USA Today. (@singernews)

Rachel Oswald, foreign policy and defense reporter for Roll Call. (@OswaldRachel)

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

From Tom’s Reading List

USA Today: GOP Power Rankings, Week 2: Fiorina on fire — "If Donald Trump is looking in his rearview mirror, he will see Carly Fiorina gaining on him. The former Hewlett Packard CEO has had several good weeks, and our political experts now have her in third place in the GOP 2016 power rankings. In the second week of our rankings, our panel has Fiorina moving up from sixth place to third, while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio drops from third to the sixth-place spot she vacated."

Roll Call: Senate Foreign Aid Bill Would Slash Refugee Aid -- "U.S funding for refugees could be cut by hundreds of millions of dollars next year under the Senate’s proposed spending plan even as a global humanitarian crisis, spurred by the exodus of millions of people from their homes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and especially Syria, grows steadily worse."

Reuters: Russian troops join combat in Syria — "Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday. The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from the region of what the United States fears is a deepening Russian military role in Syria's civil war, though one of the Lebanese sources said the number of Russians involved so far was small."

This program aired on September 11, 2015.

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