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Trump’s Second Amendment firestorm. Delta’s global computer meltdown. Candidates’ dueling economic plans. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Over those two days, more than 1,200 Delta flights around the world were canceled due to a power outage that crippled its booking and communications systems. (/Carolyn Kaster / AP)
Over those two days, more than 1,200 Delta flights around the world were canceled due to a power outage that crippled its booking and communications systems. (/Carolyn Kaster / AP)

Big economic talk on the campaign trail this week from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Even more talk on Trump’s hot comments on “Second Amendment people” dealing with Clinton, President Obama and ISIS. More charges that he’s unfit. Clinton with her own bad headlines on favor trading at State, but she’s up in the polls. We had Delta’s computer meltdown. A bad report on Baltimore police. And lots of Olympic gold. This hour On Point,  our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Megan Murphy, Washington bureau chief and executive editor of Bloomberg News. (@meganmurp)

Catherine Rampell, opinion writer for the Washington Post. (@crampell)

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

From Tom’s Reading List

Bloomberg Politics: Trump Repeatedly Labels Obama as ‘Founder’ of Islamic State — "Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of founding Islamic State during a campaign rally Wednesday night, and in a radio show Thursday declined a chance to backtrack or clarify by reinforcing that he meant exactly what he said. At a raucous rally in Sunrise, Florida, the Republican presidential nominee repeatedly labeled Obama the 'founder'of the terrorist organization, using the acronym ISIS for the group."

Washington Post: Clinton’s Republican outreach a step too far for already suspicious liberals — "Progressives opposed the national security decisions Clinton made in the Senate and the State Department. They already felt that their questions about her were not answered in the primaries, which is why so many of them backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). With his campaign in the rearview mirror, they see Clinton courting the sorts of Republicans they have worked against for decades — and it angers them."

Los Angeles Times: Why Delta's outage caused such widespread headaches -- "Monday’s system-wide computer outage at Delta Air Lines continues to disrupt travel, with the cancellation of more than 2,100 flights and the delay of many more since the snafu began. Hundreds of thousands of passengers were stranded around the globe as the ripples spread out from Delta’s Atlanta headquarters."

This program aired on August 12, 2016.

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