Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Tampa, Fla., Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he was prepared to call off the Republican National Convention next week if Hurricane Isaac threatens public safety. The housing market showed more signs of recovery as home sales rose in July. And U.S. health officials said the West Nile virus outbreak in five states was one of the worst in American history. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and David Chalian of Yahoo! News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Tampa, Fla., Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he was prepared to call off the Republican National Convention next week if Hurricane Isaac threatens public safety. The housing market showed more signs of recovery as home sales rose in July. And U.S. health officials said the West Nile virus outbreak in five states was one of the worst in American history. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and David Chalian of Yahoo! News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

David Chalian

Washington bureau chief, Yahoo! News.

Jeanne Cummings

deputy government editor, Bloomberg News.

Naftali Bendavid

national correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

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The panel discussed the reactions to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape." Bloomberg News deputy government editor Jeanne Cummings said the reaction in the political world was "truly something we don't see very often." She said the last time both political parties pushed for a candidate to drop out of a race was in 1992. David Chalian, Washington bureau chief for Yahoo! News, said Akin's remarks drove the Republican campaign's message away from jobs and the economy.

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