News Roundup - Hour 1

News Roundup - Hour 1

President Obama takes his message of economic competitiveness to the Midwest. The federal budget deficit is predicted to reach a record high. And the first Guantanamo detainee tried as a civilian receives a life sentence. A panel of...

President Obama takes his message of economic competitiveness to the Midwest. The federal budget deficit is predicted to reach a record high. And the first Guantanamo detainee tried as a civilian receives a life sentence. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, and managing editor of PostPolitics.com.

Laura Meckler

White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Clarence Page

a syndicated columnist for the "Chicago Tribune."

Friday News Roundup Video

A caller who works at a community bank talks about the changes he has witnessed in how people handle credit and loans since the financial crisis began several years ago:

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