President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
For years, Republican members of Congress stymied President Clinton’s attempts to appoint federal judges. Today some GOP representatives want to change the procedure for appointing judges so that Democrats can’t return the favor. A panel talks about the politics of filling vacancies on the federal bench, and how it’s affecting the judicial system.
- Clint Bolick Vice President of the Institute for Justice
- Nan Aron president of the Alliance for Justice
- Joan Biskupic Supreme Court reporter, "USA Today;" author, "Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice;" now working on a biography about Justice Antonin Scalia.
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