News Roundup - Hour 1

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Financial Services Committee, 2008 - Flickr user talkradionews

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Financial Services Committee, 2008

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News Roundup - Hour 1

An ousted USDA official is offered her job back. Fed Chair Bernanke says the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain." And the administration turns its attention to the struggling housing market. A panel of journalists joins Diane...

An ousted USDA official is offered her job back. Fed Chair Bernanke says the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain." And the administration turns its attention to the struggling housing market. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

David Welna

congressional correspondent, NPR.

Jeanne Cummings

Politico's assistant managing editor in charge of Enterprise.

Doyle McManus

columnist, Los Angeles Times.

News Roundup Video

The panelists discuss the USDA's firing of employee Shirley Sherrod over a video posting by blogger Andrew Breitbart that took Ms. Sherrod's remarks out of context, including the media's role. David Welna noted the Obama administration's apology to Ms. Sherrod and subsequent job offer for a new USDA position dealing with improving race relations, and Diane highlighted Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson's take on the incident:

The Diane Rehm Show (Friday News Roundup): The panelists discuss the possible appointment of Congressional Oversight Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Protection Agency:

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