David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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The Senate passes the sweeping financial reform law, BP appears to have been able to temporarily cap its gushing well, and the administration claims the stimulus saved or created more than 3.5 million jobs. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Dayo Olopade Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation; political reporter for The Daily Beast.
- Matthew Continetti associate editor of "The Weekly Standard"; he edits the magazine's "Campaign Standard" blog.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
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