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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 18, 2013

President Barack Obama lays out proposals to combat gun violence. The Federal Aviation Administration grounds Boeing’s Dreamliner. And new home construction rises to its highest level in four years. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Debt Ceiling Standoff

January 15, 2013

President Barack Obama says he won't negotiate with congressional Republicans on raising the federal debt limit. A panel joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss the implications of the standoff for tax and spending negotiations in Washington and America's credit rating.

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Home

January 15, 2013

More Americans have been forced to rent instead of buy a home in recent years, but prices are rising as demand outstrips supply. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of renting in today's economy.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 11, 2013

Afghan President Karzai is in Washington for talks on the future U.S. role. Syria agrees to a major prisoner swap. And Venezuela postpones the inauguration of ailing President Chavez. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 11, 2013

President Obama announces his choices for key second-term positions. Vice President Biden meets with gun control advocates and the NRA. And new mortgage rules target risky lending. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Environmental Outlook: Strategies For Limiting Carbon Emissions

January 8, 2013

California's landmark cap-and-trade law goes into effect this month. The Congressional Research Service reports that a modest tax on carbon emissions could cut the federal deficit in half. But industry groups say such approaches kill jobs. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and guests discuss pros and cons of pricing carbon emissions.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 4, 2013

The 113th Congress is sworn in. A fiscal deal is reached, but budget battles over spending and the debt lie ahead. And Secretary of State Clinton is released from the hospital. David Corn of Mother Jones magazine, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and syndicated columnist Michael Gerson join guest host Tom Gjelten to discuss the week's top national stories.

The Coming Battle Over Spending Cuts And National Debt

January 3, 2013

Congress and the White House have about two months to come up with a plan to avoid deep across-the-board spending cuts, raise the debt limit and agree on how to fund government programs. What's next for the nation's finances and what it means for you.

Compromise In Congress to Avert The Fiscal Cliff

January 2, 2013

Congress passed new tax and spending legislation late last night to avert the fiscal cliff. Analysis of new law and prospects for compromise on other key issues including gun control, immigration and U.S. energy policy.

Shopping Addiction

December 19, 2012

The struggle to control a shopping addiction.

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