Prospects for a Less-Polarized Nation

Prospects for a Less-Polarized Nation

December 16, 2010

A coalition of Democrats, Republicans and independents have launched a group called No Labels to promote bipartisan ideals: the pros and cons of partisan politics and prospects for a less-polarized political system.

Turmoil in Haiti

December 13, 2010

Key candidates in last month's presidential election have rejected a recount proposed by Haiti's election council. The initial results of the November 28 vote sparked violent protests. And a cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people. An update on Haiti.

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 10, 2010

The Friday News Roundup. A top Chinese diplomat visits North Korea after the U.S. criticizes China for failing to rein in its ally; supporters of the jailed WikiLeaks' founder retaliate; and the U.S. drops efforts for a settlement freeze...

Congress and the Lame Duck Session

November 15, 2010

Congress begins its lame-duck session. On the agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts, the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Medicare reimbursement rates and other key legislative issues.

What to expect from a Republican House

What to expect from a Republican House

November 8, 2010

Ohio Congressman John Boehner is expected to be the next Speaker of the House. A panel of journalists joins Diane to discuss the challenges he faces within the Republican party and the possibilities for compromise with the Obama...

News Roundup - Hour 2

November 5, 2010

The E.U. and the U.S. step up efforts to improve air cargo security. Greece continues to investigate a series of parcel bomb threats. And Brazil elects its first woman president. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for...

The Constitution Today: Voting

The Constitution Today: Voting

November 1, 2010

When the Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution, states had the power to decide who could vote. In our series, The Constitution Today, a look how national voting rights have evolved.

News Roundup - Hour 1

October 29, 2010

Spending on midterm elections approaches a record $4 billion dollars. President Obama continues to defend his achievements to voters. And banking giant Wells Fargo admits mistakes in thousands of foreclosures. A panel of journalists joins...

Patchwork Nation

Patchwork Nation

October 27, 2010

Red State. Blue State. The terms conjure up a simple image of the way Americans think, behave and vote. With midterm elections ahead, why it's important to view the U.S. as a patchwork nation of distinct communities with overlapping identities.

Juan Williams

October 26, 2010

Juan Williams is a political commentator for Fox News, and until last week he was also a news analyst for NPR. His comments on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor last week prompted a seemingly abrupt dismissal from NPR. Williams talks about his career, his roles as news analyst and commentator, and his reaction to the recent controversy over his dismissal from NPR.

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