Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential advisers recommend the NSA not be allowed to collect and store Americans’ phone data. The Senate approves a two-year budget deal. And outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says the stimulus program will gradually end next year.

Presidential advisers recommend the NSA not be allowed to collect and store Americans’ phone data. The Senate approves a two-year budget deal. And outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says the stimulus program will gradually end next year. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Ari Shapiro

White House correspondent, NPR.

Susan Page

Washington bureau chief, USA Today.

John Dickerson

chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."

Featured Clip

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is stepping down after his term ends in January 2014. John Dickerson of Slate said Bernanke was seen by many as responsible for staving off another Great Depression through his creative use of new economic tools, such as quantitative easing. "He came in [to the position] as a kind of academic and leaves as...a kind of very sharp operator," Dickerson said.

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