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Clinton and Benghazi. Joe Biden says no. Breast care. “Star Wars.” Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Eleven hours. That is a long time to do anything, let alone to grill and be grilled over Benghazi. But that was Hillary Clinton’s time in the hot seat. No bombshells. She survived. In the White House Rose Garden, this week, Vice President Joe Biden says he won’t run for President. Paul Ryan says he will stand for Speaker of the House. With a list of demands for Republican unity. Good luck with that, Congressman. We’ve got Assad in Moscow, Oprah with a slice of Weight Watchers, a mega-hurricane bound for Mexico. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Washington Post: Boehner plans to hold vote this week on debt limit bill pushed by conservatives — "Speaker John Boehner plans to hold a vote this week on legislation to increase the debt limit by $1.5 trillion, a move that could be the start of a series of votes aimed at avoiding a government default in November. The Ohio Republican announced on Wednesday at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans that the House will vote on a bill that would increase the debt limit and force committees in the House and Senate to produce proposals for deep spending cuts."
BuzzFeed News: Israel’s Prime Minister Says He Didn’t Mean To Let Hitler Off The Hook For The Holocaust — "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday dismissed criticism that he had absolved Adolf Hitler of the Holocaust in statements he’d made suggesting that the Nazi leader had gotten the idea from a Palestinian cleric."
POLITICO: Clinton faces off with Benghazi committee — "The House Benghazi Committee deteriorated into a partisan shouting match between Chairman Trey Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings on Thursday, leaving Hillary Clinton to lean back and smile as the two lawmakers traded blows. At times, Clinton seemed to revel in the battle between Gowdy and Cummings, who argued over how much information should be made public from the panel’s closed-door interviews."
This program aired on October 23, 2015.
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