Friday News Roundup

Friday News Roundup - International

January 4, 2013

Indian police charge five men in a New Delhi gang rape. A U-S drone strike kills a key Pakistan Taliban commander. And the death toll rises in Syria’s conflict. David Ignatius of "The Washington Post," Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, and Jonathan Landay of Mcclatchy newspapers join guest host, Tom Gjelten, for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 4, 2013

The 113th Congress is sworn in. A fiscal deal is reached, but budget battles over spending and the debt lie ahead. And Secretary of State Clinton is released from the hospital. David Corn of Mother Jones magazine, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and syndicated columnist Michael Gerson join guest host Tom Gjelten to discuss the week's top national stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 21, 2012

An independent panel faults the U.S. State Department on Benghazi, Libya. Pakistani militants kill nine polio vaccine workers. And South Korea elects its first female president. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

December 21, 2012

President Barack Obama taps Vice President Joe Biden to lead a gun violence task force. House Republicans vow to push a "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff. And four State Department officials leave after a damaging report on Benghazi, Libya. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 14, 2012

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

December 14, 2012

Fiscal cliff negotiations appear stuck in neutral. The Fed ties interest rates to jobless numbers. And the Michigan governor signs a “right to work” law. Diane and a panel of guests discuss the week's top domestic stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 7, 2012

Protesters clash in Egypt. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads a new diplomatic effort on Syria. And new details on the Bangladesh factory fire.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

December 7, 2012

The November jobs number report. What's new in the fiscal cliff negotiations. And former President George W. Bush weighs in on immigration.

Friday News Roundup - International

November 30, 2012

Protests in Egypt over the president's power grab. The Palestinian Authority makes a U.N. bid. And European finance ministers set new bailout terms for Greece.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 30, 2012

Negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" continue. A fight over U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice heats up. And President Obama lunches with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The week’s top national stories: what happened and why.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.