Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Supreme Court concludes arguments on same-sex marriage. North Dakota passes the nation’s strictest new abortion laws. And housing prices soar but consumer confidence drops. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to pass gun control legislation as Republicans threaten a Senate filibuster. In Connecticut, unsealed search warrants for the Newtown shooter reveal a large stash of weapons and ammunition. The Supreme Court hears arguments in two cases involving same-sex marriage. Questioning by the Justices suggests the Court might strike down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. The so-called “Gang of Eight” senators visits the U.S.-Mexico border. Housing prices reach the highest levels in six years but consumer confidence drops. And North Dakota passes the nation’s strictest abortion laws. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Chris Frates

national correspondent for National Journal.

Justin Webb

host of the “Today” program on Radio 4 in the U.K. and former North American editor for the BBC. His new book is "Cheers, America: How an Englishman Learned to Love America".

Ron Elving

senior Washington editor for NPR.

Featured Video Clip

Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR, and Diane Rehm react to news that NPR will discontinue the 21-year-old call-in show, "Talk of the Nation." Elving called the decision to no longer produce the national radio program "a little bit of an experiment" and a response to digital changes affecting most journalism organizations. "It is a move to the next phase and era of NPR's programming. But I must say, personally, it also gives me great sadness because of the many, many, many hours of great enjoyment I've had with 'Talk of the Nation,'" Elving said.

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