Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
President Obama faults security agencies for failing to disrupt a recent terror plot. Two Democratic senators decide against seeking re-election. And Governor Schwarzenegger asks the Federal government for more money. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Lynn Sweet Washington bureau chief, "Chicago Sun-Times" and columnist at politicsdaily.com.
- Christopher Rowland Washington bureau chief, The Boston Globe.
- Jerry Seib executive Washington editor, "The Wall Street Journal."
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