Friday News Roundup - International

May 11, 2012

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 11, 2012

President Obama announced he supports same-sex marriage one day after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment banning it; incumbent Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost the Indiana primary to a Tea Party candidate; and the U.S. Postal Service dropped a plan to close thousands of rural post offices. Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Same-Sex Marriage: North Carolina, President Obama and Voters

May 9, 2012

National polls show growing public acceptance of same-sex marriage. Voters in North Carolina are the latest to weigh in. Politics and the definition of marriage.

What French and Greek Election Results Mean for European Economic Unity

May 8, 2012

Voters in France and Greece weigh in on German-led austerity measures: What weekend election results mean for efforts to manage the European debt crisis.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

April 6, 2012

A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Political Attack Ads and the 2012 Presidential Race

February 20, 2012

Politicians have been slinging mud at each other for centuries. But now with super PAC dollars, negative advertising is at an all-time high: Political attack ads and the 2012 presidential race.

Citizens United, Super PACs and the 2012 Presidential Race

January 17, 2012

Citizens United and super PACs: What unrestricted corporate, union and special-interest campaign spending means for the 2012 presidential race.

Iowa Caucuses

January 4, 2012

An analysis of the outcome of the first caucuses in the Republican presidential nominee race.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 16, 2011

The U.S. marks the official end of its nearly nine-year war in Iraq; European banks are under pressure to alleviate the region's financial crisis; and a Russian billionaire plans to challenge Vladimir Putin for president. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Shifting Dynamics in the GOP Presidential Race

December 13, 2011

Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman debate in New Hampshire. Shifting dynamics in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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