Economy

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 8, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejects calls to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate votes on a bill to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. And the U.S. economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the third quarter. Guest host Katty Kay and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top national stories.

The Moral And Economic Costs Of Slavery

October 31, 2013

The film "Twelve Years a Slave" is a brutal reminder of the connection between America's early economic success and the North American slave trade. Facing up to the moral and economic cost of slavery.

Questions About HealthCare.gov And The Affordable Care Act

October 30, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov. Diane and her guests explore questions about the launch of the Affordable Care Act and why Medicaid enrollment is surging.

Congress Agrees To End Federal Government Shutdown And Avert A U.S Debt Default

October 17, 2013

Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to end the government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt limit. Diane and her guests discuss how the deal happened and what this crisis could mean for the future of the U.S. political process.

The Latest Efforts To Reopen The Government And Raise The Debt Ceiling

October 16, 2013

The latest on efforts to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. What a bipartisan Senate bill might look like and its prospects in the House. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for getting beyond discord and dysfunction in Washington.

The Latest On Ending The Impasse In Washington

October 14, 2013

With a majority of Americans blaming Republicans for the shutdown, lawmakers feel new urgency to come to a resolution. The latest on the budget impasse in Washington.

Possible Repercussions Of A U.S. Debt Default At Home And Abroad

October 9, 2013

World leaders, bankers and political strategists warn of short and long term repercussions if Congress fails to raise the debt limit. Understanding the risks of a U.S. default at home and abroad.

Washington Dysfunction And U.S. Credibility Abroad

October 3, 2013

A government shutdown and looming debt crisis are putting American credibility on the line. How dysfunction at home affects U.S. standing abroad.

The Federal Government Shutdown And The Power Of The Tea Party

October 2, 2013

Congressional Tea Party members and their Republican supporters hold firm to a federal shutdown over the Affordable Care Act. Diane and her guests to discuss the power of the Tea Party and its political future.

The Federal Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the politics of the government shutdown and budget battles in Washington.

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