News Roundup - Hour 1

July 29, 2011

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Congressional lawmakers proposed competing debt plans to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations as the Aug. 2 deadline nears; the debt ceiling stalemate threatened to stall an already struggling U.S. economy, and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry rose to second in a new Gallup Poll.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

July 15, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane to talk about the week's top stories: Moody's moved closer to an unprecedented downgrade of U.S. debt amid deteriorating debt talks in Washington, President Obama's reelection campaign raised a record $86 million in the second quarter, and Senate Democrats called for an inquiry into alleged hacking of 9/11 families' phones by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp.

A Conversation with Grover Norquist

July 14, 2011

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist explains why he's holding Republicans to his no-new-taxes pledge. He talks about his role in the GOP and the current debt ceiling battles.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

July 8, 2011

Diane and her guests will discuss the latest on the debt negotiations in Congress, the outlook for the U.S. economy following disappointing job growth numbers, and President Obama's first-ever Twitter town hall meeting.

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.

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