Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

The White House calls on Congressional leaders to join budget talks led by Vice President Biden. Ohio’s Senate passes a bill curbing public-employee bargaining. And the Supreme Court rules the First Amendment protects even hurtful...

The White House calls on Congressional leaders to join budget talks led by Vice President Biden. Ohio’s Senate passes a bill curbing public-employee bargaining. And the Supreme Court rules the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Ron Elving

Washington editor for NPR.

Karen Tumulty

national political reporter, The Washington Post.

Doyle McManus

columnist, Los Angeles Times.

Friday News Roundup Video

Diane and the panelists respond to several callers defending public employees against recent moves by some politicians, most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), to balance state budgets by cutting public employees' pay and benefits:

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