Elections

Key House And Senate Contests To Watch

October 11, 2012

Political stakes are high in a number of House and Senate races across the country. A look at key contests to watch and how the outcomes could shape the new Congress.

Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

September 5, 2012

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of dismantling federal welfare reform and creating a “culture of dependency.” The U.S. economy continued to send mixed signals. And victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting were remembered at vigils across the United States. Ron Elving of NPR, Nia Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and John King of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Senator Marco Rubio

July 19, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate on the 2012 Republican ticket. Rubio talks about his Cuban heritage, his political ambitions and his ideas for making America better.

Super PACs And The 2012 Presidential Election

July 11, 2012

Super PACs supporting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are projected to outraise pro-Obama groups by about eight-to-one. How super PACs could decide this year's presidential election.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 6, 2012

The U.S. unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.2 percent. President Barack Obama takes his reelection campaign to key battleground states. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney shifts his position on the health care mandate. Juan Williams of Fox News, Janet Hook of The Wall Street Journal and David Lindsey of Reuters join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Campaign Spending

July 5, 2012

By Nov. 2, billions of dollars will have been spent on the 2012 elections. A look at who's spending what -- and whether it makes a difference.

Friday News Roundup - International

June 29, 2012

European leaders agree to measures to help struggling euro zone members. Egyptian Mohamed Morsi is to be sworn in as president. Tensions heighten between Syria and Turkey over the downing of a military plane. And Russia's president visits Israel. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

June 22, 2012

Greece's New Democracy party wins the national election and forms a government. Egyptian officials delay declaring the results of the presidential election. And the Arab League urges Russia to stop supplying arms to Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Wisconsin Recall Results

June 6, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survived an attempt to oust him from office after he stripped collective bargaining rights from public employees. Join Diane and guests as they discuss what it could mean for unions across the country and the 2012 presidential race.

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