The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
President Obama replaces the top General in Afghanistan. A judge overturns the Administration’s offshore drilling ban. And the US will begin flying drones over the Texas – Mexico border. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- John King anchor of CNN's John King, USA, and chief national correspondent.
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
- Susan Page Washington bureau chief for USA Today.
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The panelists discuss the long-term impact of a Rolling Stone article published earlier this week that led to the removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as Commander of forces in Afghanistan. CNN’s John King said it’s important to Pentagon officials to have “a general who has respect on the world stage and who knows how important it is to be public and explain the mission” in that position – traits McChrystal’s replacement, Gen. David Petraeus, is known for:
After Judge Martin Feldman overturned the Obama Administration’s moratorium on deep water drilling earlier this week, stories surfaced detailing his alleged financial ties to the oil and gas industry. The panelists discuss these, the legal issues behind the decision, and the administration’s likely next moves:
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