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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.

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.

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