Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama traveled to Kansas to make a speech on the economy where he warned of rising wealth inequality and criticized Republicans for believing in "trickle-down" economics; Congress battled over how to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut; and the Department of Health and Human Services overturned an FDA decision to make the "morning-after pill" available without a prescription. David Leonhardt of The New York Times, Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal and John King of CNN join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Newt Gingrich takes the lead for the Republican presidential nomination in the key states of Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida. Rival Mitt Romney launches attacks on his policy positions and personal behavior. President Obama criticizes a Republican filibuster of his choice to head a new federal consumer protection agency. He also defends his administration's decision to block the FDA plan to allow unrestricted sales of the "morning-after" pill. With a week to go before the planned holiday recess, the Senate rejects both Republican and Democratic plans to extend the payroll tax cut. And a judge sends a tough message: former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich gets fourteen years in prison on federal corruption charges. David Leonhardt of The New York Times, Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal and John King of CNN join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

David Leonhardt

Washington bureau chief, The New York Times.

Laura Meckler

White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

John King

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

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