Trump and Sanders take New Hampshire. Ferguson under fire from the Justice Department. A rocky week on Wall Street. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Big victories this week for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and the presidential primary race is cranking up fast now. New Hampshire. Nevada. South Carolina. Hillary Clinton asking how Sanders will deliver. Republicans banging on each other and the Donald. We’ve seen a rough, rough week in the markets. A standoff’s end in Oregon. Hope and bombs in Syria. And we’ve proven the existence of gravitational waves! This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Los Angeles Times: Obama interview: 'Maybe I could have done ... a little better' — "In a free-wheeling exchange, Obama said he doesn’t think that his race explains the Republican fortress against his agenda, or that having lawmakers over for drinks or to watch football every weekend would have made a difference over the last seven years.But he also admitted that he was partly to blame for the hyperpartisan environment by failing to reach out more to Republicans."
The Wall Street Journal: WSJ Survey: Economists Now See Fed on Hold Until June, or Later — "When the Fed raised the fed-funds rate in December to a range of 0.25%-0.5% after holding it near zero for seven years, officials said they expected to continue raising rates at a gradual pace in the coming years. But volatility in financial markets has raised questions about the health of the economy and damped expectations for rate increases. "
New York Times: Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory — "A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Einstein’s general theory of relativity."
This program aired on February 12, 2016.