Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Rising gas prices pushed consumer costs up in February but overall inflation remained mild; the Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion transportation and infrastructure bill on Wednesday, which now moves to the House; Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi primaries, prompting calls for Newt Gingrich to exit the race; and Federal Reserve "stress tests" on major banks showed all but a few would survive a major economic downturn. John King of CNN, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and David Chalian of Yahoo News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

President Obama’s re-election campaign kicked into high gear yesterday. His team released a new documentary and unleashed Vice President Biden in the battle for blue-collar voters. Economists reported the cost of living rose last month, most likely as a result of higher gas prices. Rick Santorum gained momentum and Newt Gingrich faced more pressure to step down after primaries in the Deep South. The G.O.P. fight now moves on to Puerto Rico and Illinois. And in a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate passed a much-delayed transportation bill. John King of CNN, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and David Chalian of Yahoo News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

John King

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

Jackie Calmes

national correspondent, The New York Times.

David Chalian

Washington bureau chief, Yahoo! News.

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