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The President’s big Mideast speech. Candidate Gingrich in trouble with his party. Rape charges for the head of the IMF. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

President Barack Obama delivers a policy address at the State Department. (AP)

President Barack Obama delivers a policy address at the State Department. (AP)

Big outreach to the Arab spring this week, explosive news of sex and sexual assault, Newt Gingrich teetering on self-destruction, and above it all the next-to-last space shuttle flies in orbit.

In a major speech on North Africa and the Middle East, the president reached out to democracy movements and called for 1967 boundaries for Israel.

We’ve got a love child for Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Attempted rape charges for the shamed head of the IMF.  Newt Gingrich talking “rightwing social engineering.”  And much more.

This hour On Point:  our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

- Tom Ashbrook

 

Guests:

David Sanger, chief Washington correspont for the New York Times.  Author of “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.”

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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