Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Diane and her guests will discuss the latest on the debt negotiations in Congress, the outlook for the U.S. economy following disappointing job growth numbers, and President Obama's first-ever Twitter town hall meeting.

Disappointing job figures from the Labor Department – the June unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. Meanwhile, thousands of Minnesota government employees filed for unemployment as the state shutdown continued. Federal budget negotiations inched forward: all eyes will be on the White House over the weekend. President Obama's Twitter town hall drew thousands of questions and comments. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raised $18 million. And the Casey Anthony decision raised doubts about the jury system.

Guests

John Dickerson

chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."

Laura Meckler

White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Dan Lothian

White House correspondent, CNN.

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