Politics

New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

October 23, 2013

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

Fixing HealthCare.gov

October 22, 2013

The Obama administration is scrambling to fix problems with the president's online health insurance marketplace. Diane and her guests discuss what's at stake politically and prospects for getting the new health insurance exchanges fully operating by a mid-December deadline.

Congressional Districts, Demographics And Prospects For Moving Beyond Gridlock In Washington

October 21, 2013

The recent shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that paralyzed Washington prompts new questions about polarization of the U.S. electorate. Diane and her guests discuss congressional districts, demographic patterns and prospects for moving beyond gridlock in Washington.

Friday News Roundup - International

October 18, 2013

Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international reaction to Washington’s fiscal deal, Secretary of State John Kerry's latest statements on Syria and stepped up diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

October 18, 2013

Ron Elving of NPR, Susan Page of USA Today and David Leonhardt of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: the deal to reopen the government and stave off a Treasury default, Obamacare roll-out glitches and Newark Mayor Cory Booker's Senate special election victory.

Congress Agrees To End Federal Government Shutdown And Avert A U.S Debt Default

October 17, 2013

Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to end the government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt limit. Diane and her guests discuss how the deal happened and what this crisis could mean for the future of the U.S. political process.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "For The Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call To Solving Our Nation's Problems"

October 16, 2013

The chair of the Democratic National Committee talks with Diane about her nine years in the House of Representatives, the problems facing America and how she believes we can move beyond political gridlock to solve them.

The Latest Efforts To Reopen The Government And Raise The Debt Ceiling

October 16, 2013

The latest on efforts to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. What a bipartisan Senate bill might look like and its prospects in the House. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for getting beyond discord and dysfunction in Washington.

Actor Christine Lahti

October 15, 2013

Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

October 15, 2013

The modern history of treating mental illness in America: Why the U.S. fails to meet the needs of so many people suffering from mental illness and what can be done about it.

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