Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
After an August recess of relaxing, fundraising and campaigning, members of Congress come back to Washington for an intense political season. A panel of political analysts joins Diane to talk about the issues at the top of the congressional agenda — and the races to watch around the country as we move closer to the November elections.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Charlie Cook editor and publisher of the "Cook Political Report"
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