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: A CBO report predicts U.S. unemployment will stay above 8 percent until 2014; Rick Perry becomes the Republican frontrunner; and a rare earthquake in Virginia rocks the entire East Coast.

The U. S. east coast was shaken by a rare earthquake and now braces for a battering by Hurricane Irene. The storm has disrupted the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D. C. The Congressional Budget Office predicted high unemployment will continue until 2014. Bank of America announced it will receive a five billion dollar infusion from Warren Buffett. Apple faces a future without co-founder and longtime C. E. O. Steve Jobs. And Texas Governor Rick Perry took a commanding lead in the race for the G. O. P. presidential nomination. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.


Reid Wilson

editor-in-chief of National Journal Hotline.

Karen Tumulty

national political reporter, The Washington Post.

Ron Elving

Washington editor for NPR.

Friday News Roundup Video

Diane and the panelists discuss some of the revelations in former Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir, including Cheney's deep disagreements with then-Secretary of State Colin Powell and other high-ranking administration officials:

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