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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.

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

February 27, 2013

For February's Readers’ Review, E.L. Doctorow’s historic novel about Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path of destruction through the deep South near the end of the Civil War. The title is “The March.”

The Potential Impact Of Sequestration

February 25, 2013

The U.S. is bracing for steep, across-the-board cuts in the federal budget. If implemented, they could mean furloughs at the Pentagon, longer airport security lines and delays in food inspection.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 22, 2013

A deadly bombing in Syria targets the ruling party. Civilian deaths fall sharply in Afghanistan. And Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major foreign policy speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top international news stories.

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.

Analysis Of The State Of The Union Address

February 13, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks to Congress and the nation Tuesday night. Diane and her guests provide analysis of key themes in his State of the Union address and the Republican response.

The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

February 12, 2013

A new intelligence report warns the U.S. is the target of massive cyber-espionage, mostly from China. What the U.S. is doing to address economic and national security threats posed by cyber attacks.

Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

February 7, 2013

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 1, 2013

Syria claims Israel bombs military targets near Damascus. Egypt declares emergency rule in three cities. And French forces take a key airport in Mali. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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