Friday News Roundup - Domestic
President Obama outlines his 2014 budget proposal. It includes higher taxes for the wealthy and concessions to Republicans on Social Security. The Senate votes to allow debate on gun control to move forward, thwarting plans by conservative Republicans to filibuster. Tens of thousands of people rallied in Washington to push for quick action on immigration reform. Senators working on an immigration bill said they expect to introduce it next week. And the postal service delays plans to end Saturday mail delivery. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
national political reporter at The Washington Post.
deputy government editor for Bloomberg News.
White House correspondent for NPR.
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The panel discussed the details and implications of a leaked recording of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his campaign strategists. In the tape, his aides mock actress Ashley Judd, who was considering running against McConnell. "I don't know that this is a game changer," Karen Tumulty, Washington Post reporter, said. NPR's Ari Shapiro noted that while McConnell likened the recording to Watergate, he didn't respond to the content of the tape.