American Politics - Social Issues v. the Economy

June 29, 2011

Abortion rights, same-sex marriage and religion. What role divisive social ssues might play in the 2012 presidential race - and whether jobs and the economy could trump social concerns.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

June 24, 2011

Analysis of this week's top national news including the Federal Reserve's outlook on the U.S economy, the Supreme Court decision on a discrimination class action suit against Walmart, and debt reduction talks in Congress.

Spotlight on Puerto Rico

June 15, 2011

President Obama's official visit to Puerto Rico is the first by a sitting American president in five decades. An update on the U.S. territory's economy, political status and relationship to the mainland.

Analysis of the Republican Debate in New Hampshire

June 14, 2011

Morning-after analysis of the Republican debate in New Hampshire. How the candidates’ arguments could shape the early presidential race and frame key issues for voters.

Campaign Finance and Upcoming Elections

May 24, 2011

Changes in corporate and special interest spending for 2012: How recent court decisions on campaign financing could influence upcoming elections.

The Emerging Field of GOP Presidential Candidates

May 19, 2011

Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump are out. Newt Gingrich is off to a rough start. The field of potential GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential race.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

May 13, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

April 29, 2011

The White House shuffles its national security team. The U.S. economic growth rate slows. And the president releases his long form birth certificate. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top...

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

February 11, 2011

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak resigns on the 18th day of protests. A suicide bombing in Pakistan kills dozens. And Sudan's president says he'll accept referendum results and allow the South to secede.

News Roundup - Hour 2

February 4, 2011

Protests in Egypt turn violent as pro-Mubarak groups attack anti-government demonstrators. Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Yemen and Jordan. And the U.S. and E.U. pledge support for the opposition in Belarus. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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