Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Susan Page
Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

President Obama's jobs bill is blocked in the Senate. Congress approves long-awaited free trade pacts. And protests that began on Wall Street are echoing in cities across America. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain takes the lead in the latest GOP presidential polls. Former Governor Mitt Romney comes in second, but he gains the support of New Jersey’s Chris Christie. On the Democratic side, President Obama raises $70 million in the last three months for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Congress comes together to pass long-delayed trade agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama. However, the President’s jobs bill fails to get the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page of USA Today for the domestic hour of our Friday News Roundup

Guests

Doyle McManus

columnist, Los Angeles Times.

Julie Hirschfeld Davis

congressional correspondent, Bloomberg News.

Michael Scherer

White House correspondent, Time magazine.

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