World leaders react to a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Pakistan buries victims of a school massacre by the Taliban. And U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Candidate Barack Obama promised to change how Washington works but the omnibus spending bill he just signed contained more than eight thousand earmarks. A look at how members of congress set aside money for projects in their districts and how the new administration hopes to reform the process.
- Norman Ornstein resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and coauthor of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Rep. James P. Moran U.S. House of Representatives, Virgina
- Cathy McMorris Rogers U.S. House of Representatives representing Washington's 5th Congressional District.
- Melanie Sloan executive director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
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