Friday News Roundup - Domestic
The House voted last night to approve a two-year budget deal. Its passage should reduce the chance of another government shutdown over Christmas break. The measure now moves to the Senate where Democrats have been busy confirming President Barack Obama’s backlog of nominees. House Speaker John Boehner criticizes conservative groups for opposing the bipartisan deal, saying they have undermined their credibility. In the wake of its bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act website, the White House makes some personnel changes. And a look at whether the gun control debate has changed a year after the Newtown shooting. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.
chief White House correspondent, CBS News.
congressional correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
columnist and editorial writer, The Washington Post.
Time magazine named Pope Francis its "Person of the Year" for 2013. Major Garrett of CBS News, who identifies as Catholic, said the pope has been transformative and a point of conversation for many of his fellow parishoners. "He has rhetorically and through his own actions conveyed a different sense of what Catholicism means in the streets," Garrett said. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus said Time's runner-up, Edward Snowden, had a significant impact on the year by totally changing the dialogue about the surveillance state.