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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.

The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

March 26, 2013

Nurse practitioners in a number of states are pressing lawmakers to let them practice without doctor supervision. Critics cite the risk of a lower standard of care. Debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners.

Preview Of US Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

March 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two cases that address same-sex marriage: the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

Prospects For Compromise On Tax Reform

Prospects For Compromise On Tax Reform

March 20, 2013

Democrats want to close tax advantages for the super-rich. Republicans want lower rates. Experts weigh in on what it will take to reach a compromise on tax reform.

The Gun Debate In Congress

March 18, 2013

A Senate panel passes new gun control measures. Several pro-gun measures find their way into a catch-all spending bill. A panel joins Diane to give us an update on the gun debate in Congress.

Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

March 5, 2013

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

March 4, 2013

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

Voting Rights Act Before The Supreme Court

February 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Diane and guests discuss the key issues in the case and the future of the landmark civil rights law.

Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

February 21, 2013

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

Jess Bravin: "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice At Guantanamo Bay"

February 20, 2013

Legal and moral issues continue to be raised about the military commissions set up to try foreigners allegedly involved with 9/11 terrorism. A journalist and a former prosecutor describe the history and challenges of the parallel system of justice at Guantanamo Bay.

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