Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

House Republicans are questioning the need to raise the federal debt ceiling by August. CEOs of America's top oil companies went to Capitol Hill to defend their tax breaks. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Congressman Ron Paul announced bids for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney defended his role in the state's health care reform. And President Obama asked for a two year extension of of FBI Director Mueller’s term. A panel of journalists join Diane to discuss the week's top domestic stories.


David Corn

Washington bureau chief, "Mother Jones" magazine; author of several books, most recently, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War."

Jeanne Cummings

Politico's assistant managing editor in charge of Enterprise.

Michael Gerson

columnist for The Washington Post; author of "Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace American's Ideals."

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Earlier this week, Indiana became the first state to completely cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. Diane and the panelists discuss what the move might mean for the organization and whether similar laws might be passed in other states run by Republican governors. "It's clearly an agenda that's moving from state to state," Politico's Jeanne Cummings said:

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