Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Congressional Budget Office says a minimum-wage hike would boost incomes but cost jobs. Workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant vote against joining the United Auto Workers. And a Nebraska judge strikes down a state law allowing the Keystone XL pipeline. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

A CBO report says a proposal from Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would boost incomes but cut jobs. The report comes the same week that retail chain Gap, Inc. announces a minimum wage hike to $10 an hour. On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so-called stimulus is as politically polarizing as ever. The United Auto Workers union regroups after a defeat in a Tennessee Volkswagen plant. And a Nebraska judge strikes down a state law allowing a route for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Diane and her guests discuss the week in news.

Guests

Major Garrett

chief White House correspondent, CBS News.

Laura Meckler

staff writer, The Wall Street Journal.

Ed O'Keefe

congressional reporter, The Washington Post.

Featured Clip

A Florida jury came back with a partial verdict last week in the "loud music" trial, convicting Michael Dunn, a white man, of attempted murder, but deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of Jordan Davis, a black teenager. State's attorney Angela Corey has said she will try Dunn again on the murder charge, which requires proof of premeditation. The panel discussed the evidence and racial overtones in the case. "The key question here is prosecutorial discretion. What do you believe you can prove and what statement do you think you are making by the charges you levy against a defendant?" Major Garrett of CBS said.

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