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: President Obama said he would outline plans for a new stimulus program in September; the Justice Department is investigating S&P's mortgage ratings; Governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the GOP race; and Warren Buffet says rich people should pay higher taxes.

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama announced he would outline a new plan for job creation in September; The Justice Department is investigating whether S&P improperly rated mortgage securities in the years before the financial crisis; Gov. Tim Pawlenty withdrew from the Republican presidential race; and Warren Buffet called on the new deficit "supercommittee" to raise taxes on rich people.

Guests

Nia-Malika Henderson

national politics reporter, The Washington Post.

John King

anchor of CNN's John King, USA, and chief national correspondent.

Laura Meckler

White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Friday News Roundup Video

A caller who says she campaigned for President Obama expresses her disappointment that he hasn't been more forceful, or "audacious," in pushing his agenda since taking office in 2009:

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