The U.S.-Israel rift widens over Prime Minister Netanyahu's stance on Iran. Russia threatens to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine and Western Europe. And "Jihadi John" has been identified as a British national. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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.
- Jeanne Cummings Politico's assistant managing editor in charge of Enterprise.
- Doyle McManus columnist, Los Angeles Times.
- David Welna congressional correspondent, NPR.
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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:
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