The President pushes financial reform. Europe vs. the volcano. American cars make a comeback. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
This week, it’s been all about the politics of finance – financial reform, the banks, and the big theme of how to get Main Street back on track.
President Obama pushed reform in the heart of Wall Street. Republicans repositioned, but remain worried about more “bailouts.” And the fight over Goldman Sachs stayed red hot.
Meanwhile, a human and environmental tragedy unfolds in the Gulf of Mexico, as an oil rig goes down in flames.
There were new twists and turns in the high-profile Florida Senate race. And European flights resumed, despite that troublesome volcano.
This Hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable.
Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief for The Financial Times.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.