The Friday News Roundup. The administration and Democrats consider going it alone on health-care overhaul. The C.I.A., in two-thousand-four, outsourced to Blackwater a mission to hunt down and kill jihadists. And two giants of journalism have died. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.


  • Jeanne Cummings Politico's assistant managing editor in charge of Enterprise.
  • Naftali Bendavid national correspondent, Wall Street Journal; author of "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution."
  • Juan Williams NPR News Analyst, FOX News Political analyst, and author of numerous books, including "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It."

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