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Women dominate Tuesday’s primary elections. BP comes under more pressure from the White House. And Fed Chair Bernanke warns against big spending cuts or tax increases. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Byron York chief political correspondent, Washington Examiner, and author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy."
- Dayo Olopade Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation; political reporter for The Daily Beast.
- David Corn Washington bureau chief, "Mother Jones" magazine; author of several books, most recently, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War." He blogs at politicsdaily.com.
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