Law

Prospects For Immigration Reform Legislation

May 23, 2013

A key Senate panel approves an immigration plan that would provide the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship. Details of the bipartisan bill and its prospects in Congress.

Debate Over Ending Lifetime Alimony

Debate Over Ending Lifetime Alimony

May 20, 2013

Many states are moving to end lifetime alimony -- the biggest change to American divorce in decades. Diane and her guests discuss the purpose of alimony, how it is awarded and whether it should be changed.

The Department Of Justice, National Security And Freedom Of The Press

May 16, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder defends the seizure of journalists' phone records to safeguard national security. Government power, freedom of the press and national security.

Tax Exempt Status: Which Organizations Qualify And Why

May 15, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is accused of unfairly scrutinizing some conservative organizations. Understanding which groups qualify for tax-exempt status and why.

Sexual Assault In The Military

May 9, 2013

A new report indicates sexual assault cases in the military increased more than 30 percent in two years. Diane and guests discuss pressures on the Pentagon to prosecute offenders and prevent future crimes.

Ongoing Debate Over Fracking Regulation

May 6, 2013

A New York court rules local governments can ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Diane and her guests discuss the ongoing debate over fracking and its impact on U.S. energy prices.

Death Penalty

May 2, 2013

Maryland becomes the sixth state to repeal the death penalty in the last six years. Diane and guests explore the growing debate over capital punishment.

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

May 1, 2013

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

April 29, 2013

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.

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.

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