With guest host Bob Oakes.
Italy’s deadly earthquakes. Trump’s flip on immigration. New questions about the Clinton Foundation. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Blistering attacks. Trump and Clinton accuse each other of bigotry. Trump pivots on immigration. The Clinton Foundation’s back in the spotlight. Deadly earthquake shakes Italy. Turmoil in Turkey. Another deadly bomb attack today. Obama goes to Baton Rouge. The Olympics come to an end. But it’s not over for Ryan Lochte. Brazil wants him back to face charges. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Bob Oakes
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Washington Post: Win or lose, Trumpism may be here to stay in the GOP — "The latest shake-up in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has jolted the Republican establishment out of denial to a new realization: Whatever happens to their nominee in November, Trumpism may well endure as a source of ferment in their party."
BuzzFeed News: The Alt Right Is Having Its Best And Worst Week — "On a day when the alt right is likely to become more famous than it’s ever been before, the movement is also facing a disorienting shift on its key issue by its favored candidate. On one hand, Hillary Clinton is set to give a speech today tying Donald Trump to the movement — a moment that will undoubtedly raise their profile and which casts them as central characters in the election. On the other, Trump has pivoted hard on immigration, reversing his stance on deportations. And Trump’s hard-line positions on immigration had been a key cause of the alt right’s devotion to him. On the week of possibly the alt right’s biggest victory, it’s also dealing with possible betrayal."
Reuters: Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns — "The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to at least 250 on Thursday and could rise further with rescue teams working for a second day to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. The 6.2 magnitude quake struck a cluster of mountain communities 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome early on Wednesday as people slept, destroying hundreds of homes."
This program aired on August 26, 2016.