Friday News Roundup - Domestic

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.   - Alex Wong/Getty Images

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Diane and a panel of journalists round up the week's top US news.

The unemployment rate rises slightly to 6.2 percent. House Republican leaders pull their bill to address the border crisis after opposition from within the GOP. Congressmen meet again today to try to re-work the bill before leaving town for August recess. Ahead of the summer break, the Senate does pass legislation to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. A CIA internal investigation reveals its officers spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers. In response, the agency’s director apologizes to lawmakers. And the Justice Department challenges election laws in Ohio and Wisconsin. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the week in news.

Guests

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Washington correspondent, The New York Times.

Ron Elving

senior Washington editor, NPR.

Annie Lowrey

staff writer, New York magazine.

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