Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama takes his State of the Union message on the road. The House approves the Farm Bill. And the Fed continues its stimulus cut as Ben Bernanke’s term ends.

President Barack Obama takes his State of the Union message on the road. The House approves the Farm Bill. And the Fed continues its stimulus cut as Ben Bernanke’s term ends. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Susan Page

Washington bureau chief, USA Today.

Todd Purdum

senior writer, Politico and contributing editor, Vanity Fair.

Jeff Mason

White House correspondent, Reuters.

Featured Clip

An Italian appeals court reinstated a guilty murder charge against Amanda Knox this week. Susan Page of USA Today interviewed the former exchange student in her hometown of Seattle last spring. Page said her impression of Knox was that she's young and not worldly. She added that there are serious procedural questions about the handling of evidence during the trial, which took place in Italy. "While it's not for me to say whether she's guilty of this crime or not, I think it is fair to say that in a U.S. court, with the evidence against her, she would not have been convicted," Page said. The panelists also discussed how Americans and Italians view the case, with Italians tending to think Knox is guilty and Americans tending to think she's not guilty.

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