Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A new Pentagon budget scales back the Army to pre-World War II levels. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a controversial anti-gay bill. And Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, announces his retirement. A panel of journalists join guest host Katty Kay to discuss the week in news.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s 2015 military budget proposal would reduce the army to pre-World War II levels. President Barack Obama calls on Congress to fund infrastructure projects by reforming the nation’s tax code. The president discusses the proposal during a private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, the first time the two have met privately in over a year. In Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a controversial anti-gay bill. In Texas, a federal judge strikes down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. And the FDA proposes changes to nutrition labels. Guest host Katty Kay and her panel of reporters discuss the week in news.

Guests

Ruth Marcus

columnist and editorial writer, The Washington Post.

John Stanton

Washington bureau chief, BuzzFeed.

Susan Davis

congressional correspondent, USA Today.

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Next week, on March 12, marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. A new Pew Research Center poll provides a snapshot into how Americans think of and use the Internet. A majority of adults see the Web as a positive force on society and would find it difficult to give up their Internet connection. "It's amazing how fast we've become addicted," said guest host Katty Kay. Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post compared the ubiquity in smart phones to the once-ubiquitous landline phone. "The Internet is such a baby, and the technology that grows out of the Internet is in such its infancy," Marcus said.

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