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Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops "Lemonade." Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Oh, what a week of politics. A wave of wins for Trump and Clinton. Sanders goes to layoffs. Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina his would-be vice president. John Boehner – remember him? – comes out of retirement to call Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh”! That is, the Devil! We’ve got another North Korea missile test. Dennis Hastert facing 15 months, called a “serial child molester." And Beyonce’s Lemonade all over. Up next On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times. (@SangerNYT)

Jennifer Jacobs, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics.  (@JenniferJJacobs)

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

From Tom's Reading List

In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays — "In Mr. Trump’s worldview, the United States has become a diluted power, and the main mechanism by which he would re-establish its central role in the world is economic bargaining. He approached almost every current international conflict through the prism of a negotiation, even when he was imprecise about the strategic goals he sought. He again faulted the Obama administration’s handling of the negotiations with Iran last year — “It would have been so much better if they had walked away a few times,” he said — but offered only one new idea about how he would change its content: Ban Iran’s trade with North Korea." (New York Times)

Trump-Clinton Sparring on ‘Woman Card’ Previews Contentious Fall Theme — "Clinton, who on Tuesday defeated her own primary rival, Bernie Sanders, in four of the five states, has been preparing for Trump's line of attack. Addressing her supporters before Trump spoke, she noted that earlier Trump had “accused me of playing the, quote, woman card.” Clinton said that “if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.” (Bloomberg)

Cleveland agrees to pay $6 million to settle Tamir Rice lawsuit, won’t admit any wrongdoing — "While the call about a man with a gun specified that the person may have been a child with a toy weapon, the officers — Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback — were not told that when they responded. Both officers, along with the city of Cleveland, were named as defendants in the federal lawsuit filed less than two weeks after Tamir was killed. On Monday, the officers said they still believe they acted legally, even as they said they saw the benefits of settling the case." (Bloomberg)

This program aired on April 29, 2016.

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