Law

Debate Over Taxing Internet Sales

April 25, 2013

The Senate moves forward on an Internet sales tax bill: What the measure could mean for consumers, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores.

The Latest On The Boston Investigation And The Limits Of Security

April 17, 2013

The latest on the investigation into the deadly Boston explosions and new questions on the limits of security.

Cass Sunstein: "Simpler: The Future of Government"

Cass Sunstein: "Simpler: The Future of Government"

April 16, 2013

Cass Sunstein served as President Barack Obama's "regulatory czar" from 2009 to 2012. Glenn Beck called him "the most dangerous man in America." He describes how the administration is trying to simplify government regulations.

Sexual Assault On Campus

April 11, 2013

An estimated one in five college women are sexually assaulted on campus. Students are angry at how universities handle rape cases, and they're using social media to teach each other how to use Title IX to hold colleges accountable.

President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

April 10, 2013

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget includes a plan to slow the growth of Social Security and other federal benefits. Join us to discuss the details of the proposal and prospects for compromise with Congress.

Steven Harper: "The Lawyer Bubble"

April 4, 2013

In his new book, "The Lawyer Bubble," 30-year litigator Steven Harper says the law industry is in crisis. He joins guest host Susan Page.

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

April 4, 2013

Mandatory minimum sentencing has been part of the government’s war on drugs, but critics say it’s not working. A panel joins guest host Susan Page to discuss new efforts to give judges more discretion.

The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

April 2, 2013

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

Update On Gun Control Legislation

April 1, 2013

As members of Congress face voters over the spring recess, President Barack Obama makes the case for stricter gun control laws. Diane and her guests discuss the status of gun control legislation three months after the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

March 29, 2013

The Supreme Court concludes arguments on same-sex marriage. North Dakota passes the nation’s strictest new abortion laws. And housing prices soar but consumer confidence drops. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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