Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

The deficit supercommittee remained far apart on the issue of taxes ahead of the November 23 deadline; GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich rose to the top of the polls; and an Idaho man was arrested after bullets were found near the White House. Diane will discuss the week's top national news stories with John Harwood of CNBC, Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News, and Major Garrett of National Journal.

The “super-committee” faces a Thanksgiving deadline with no real evidence of progress on a debt plan. New York police prevents protesters from shutting down Wall Street on the two-month anniversary of the “Occupy” movement. Energy secretary Steven Chu says the decision to approve the Solyndra loan was not based on politics. Newt Gingrich makes gains in the Republican presidential primary race but faces questions about his lucrative consulting business. And the Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to President Obama’s health care law. Diane will discuss the week's top national news stories with John Harwood of CNBC, Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News and Major Garrett of National Journal.

Guests

John Harwood

chief Washington correspondent for CNBC; reporter, "The New York Times."

Lisa Lerer

politics reporter, Bloomberg News.

Major Garrett

congressional correspondent, National Journal.

Friday News Roundup Video

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