Friday News Roundup

Friday News Roundup - International

June 15, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of escalating the conflict in Syria by supplying the Assad regime with attack helicopters. An audit of Spain's banks showed they need between a 60 and 70 billion euro bailout. And thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Nathan Guttman of Israel's Channel 1 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 15, 2012

In dueling Ohio speeches, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered contrasting visions of how to fix the sluggish U.S. economy. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testified before a Senate committee on the firm's $2 billion loss. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of a "disaster" from impending, automatic budget cuts. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Julie Hirshfeld Davis of Bloomberg News and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

June 8, 2012

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 8, 2012

Republican Gov. Scott Walker won his recall election in Wisconsin, but exit polls indicated 18 percent of his supporters would vote for President Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the fall. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was "prepared to take action on the flagging U.S. economy. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. John Dickerson of Slate, Shawna Thomas of NBC News and Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal join Diane for a discussion of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

June 1, 2012

Syrian rebels say they are preparing for war in the wake of last Friday's massacre of more than 100 civilians. A complex cyberweapon known as "Flame" forced Iran to cut off its Oil Ministry rigs from the Internet. Ireland went to the polls Thursday to vote on Europe's austerity treaty. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 1, 2012

The U.S. economy grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter. Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary. A jury found former Sen. John Edwards not guilty on one count against him and the judge declared a mistrial on the others. Major Garrett of National Journal, Susan Page of USA Today and Juan Williams of Fox News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 25, 2012

Egyptians went to the polls in the country's first-ever free presidential elections. Leaders at a European summit clashed on how to save the eurozone economy. Al-Qaida said a suicide bomb attack that killed 96 soldiers in Yemen was revenge for what it called a U.S.-backed war on its followers. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of NBC News and Markus Ziener of Handelsblatt join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 25, 2012

President Obama defended his campaign's attacks on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, after Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker called the ads "nauseating." The U.S. housing market showed signs of strengthening as sales of both new and existing homes rose. Four Secret Service agents implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal said they would fight their dismissals. Ron Elving of NPR, Susan Davis of USA Today and David Leonhardt of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 18, 2012

Greece's new caretaker government was sworn in Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would consider economic stimulus options there. A U.N. monitor team was evacuated from northern Syria. The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic was suspended over prosecution errors. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcasting Center and Thom Shanker of The New York Times join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 18, 2012

Facebook begins trading this morning in one of history’s largest initial public offerings. President Obama meets with congressional leaders to seek common ground on the looming debt ceiling battle; Facebook makes one of history's largest public offerings with a valuation larger than McDonald's and Kraft Foods; the FBI launches a criminal investigation into the $3 billion trading loss at JP Morgan Chase; and minorities surpass whites in U.S. births for the first time. Michael Scherer of TIME magazine, Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal and John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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