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The failed bombing of Times Square led to speedy arrests in the US and Pakistan. It's also raised many questions about how the incident came about and how it's been handled. We look for answers. Also, one of the leaks has been sealed off in the Gulf oil spill, and in several states, establishment candidates of both political parties faced challenges in yesterday's primaries.  We hear what the results might reveal about November's elections.

Banner image: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly (2L) speaks to the media about a car bomb that was discovered before it could be detonated in Times Square the previous evening May 2, 2010 in New York City. The car, a dark SUV pictured at right in an image taken by a surveillance camera, was loaded with explosives and had begun to detonate but hadn't exploded. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images 

Producers:
Darrell Satzman
Katie Cooper
Gary Scott

Main Topic Lessons from Failed Car Bombing in the Heart of New York 28 MIN, 55 SEC

The Pakistani-American charged with Saturday's bombing attempt in Times Square has waived his right to a speedy arraignment. Faisal Shahzad was arrested on Monday night, interrogated and read his Miranda rights. Arrests have been made in Pakistan, where Shahzad told authorities he was trained, and one of those being held is said to belong to a militant group. The would-be bomber was on America's no-fly list by Monday afternoon, but still was able to board a plane Monday night. Procedures have since been tightened. Was good law enforcement responsible for his arrest?  Should he have been identified sooner?  Is the US prepared for the future?

Guests:
James Gordon Meek, Washington Correspondent, New York Daily News
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani journalist
Brian Jenkins, RAND Corporation (@BrianMJenkins)
Massimo Calabresi, Time

Descent into Chaos

Ahmed Rashid

Reporter's Notebook Sizing Up the Mid-term Elections 14 MIN, 10 SEC

Yesterday, in primary elections around the country, candidates of both Democratic and Republican establishments faced challenges from within their own parties. It's a long time until November, but political pros are looking at the results for signs of what might be on the horizon.

Guests:
Chris Cillizza, Washington Post (@thefix)
Chris Lehane, Next Gen Climate (@chrislehane)
Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon

Making News One Leak at Gulf Oil Spill Is Sealed Off 7 MIN, 28 SEC

For the first time since last month's oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, BP has succeeded in shutting off one of three leaks 5000 feet deep in the water.  At the same time, the company says things could get worse. Russell Gold is Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Guests:
Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal (@russellgold)

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