Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

On the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty," both political parties focus on income inequality. The Supreme Court halts same sex marriage in Utah. And the latest job numbers. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The December jobs report is being called “weird” and “wacky.” While the U.S. economy added just 74,000 jobs last month, the unemployment rate fell as fewer people sought work. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats hit a snag in their plan to extend long-term unemployment benefits. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologizes for the actions of his staff who organized a traffic tie-up, apparently as political payback. The White House reacts to harsh criticism of the president and his staff by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. And Liz Cheney abandons her U.S. Senate run in Wyoming. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Washington correspondent, The New York Times.

Jeff Mason

White House correspondent, Reuters.

Damian Paletta

reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

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