Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Susan Page
Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Congress avoids a government shutdown. The justice department asks the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the new health care law. And the possibility of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie jumping into the 2012 presidential race. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for the domestic hour of the Friday News Roundup.

The House approved a four-day stopgap spending bill, deferring a vote on a longer-term measure to next week. The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the new health care law’s key provision -- the insurance mandate -- raising the possibility of a decision during the height of the 2012 presidential campaign this summer. On wednesday, a federal judge upheld most of Alabama’s far-reaching immigration law. And a federal program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure ended short of it’s goals. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for the domestic hour of the Friday News Roundup.

Guests

Laura Meckler

White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Matthew Cooper

editor, National Journal Daily.

Jackie Calmes

national correspondent, The New York Times.

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