Politics

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

September 29, 2014

A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world's most well-funded terrorist groups. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for a broad international coalition.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

September 26, 2014

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syrian oil refineries under the control of ISIS. At the U.N., President Barack Obama calls for global unity in the fight against Islamist extremism. And India becomes the first Asian nation to reach Mars. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 26, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation. Pressure mounts on Congress to pass a new authorization for strikes against ISIS. And a White House breach prompts a review of Secret Service protocol. A panel of journalists joins Diane to discuss the week's top news.

Soda Companies, Artificial Sweeteners And The Fight Against Obesity

Soda Companies, Artificial Sweeteners And The Fight Against Obesity

September 25, 2014

The three largest soda companies pledged to cut the number of calories in their sugary drinks. The announcement comes as the rate of diabetes is leveling off. But there are new concerns about artificial sweeteners. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the fight against obesity.

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

September 24, 2014

The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL's tax benefits.

The State Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Challenges Of Achieving Global Unity On Climate Action

The State Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Challenges Of Achieving Global Unity On Climate Action

September 23, 2014

Scientists report global greenhouse gas emissions spiked to record levels in 2013. Diane and her guests discuss the state of climate change and growing pressure on world leaders to take action.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 19, 2014

Lawmakers vote on President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS. New concerns surface over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And a fourth player is suspended by the NFL over family violence.

Todd Moss: "The Golden Hour"

Todd Moss: "The Golden Hour"

September 16, 2014

Six years ago, Todd Moss was dispatched to Mauritania to reverse a coup. Now the former top U.S. diplomat to Africa has turned his experiences into a new political thriller. An insider’s look at the inner workings of Washington and foreign policymaking.

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