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California’s ban on gay marriage is struck down. BP’s runaway well may finally be sealed. And the House is called back into session to vote on a state aid bill. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Stephen Dinan Congressional bureau chief, The Washington Times.
- Margaret Talev White House correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.
- 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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The panelists respond to a caller who disagreed with a California judge’s decision to overturn the ban on gay marriage in that state, and mull the future of the legal debate over the issue across the nation:
The panelists talk about the history behind the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and explore recent efforts by some Republican lawmakers to repeal citizenship rights for children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants:
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