Politics

Samuel Alito Supreme Court Nomination and Bush Administration Strategy

October 31, 2005

A discussion of the President's choice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor with Judge Samuel Alito. Also, a look at White House strategy following the indictment and subsequent resignation of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I Lewis...

H.W. Brands: "Andrew Jackson" (Doubleday)

October 26, 2005

Our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, has been described as a scoundrel and a crank, but also as one of America's greatest leaders. We'll talk to biographer H.W Brands about the tumultuous life and times of Andrew Jackson.

Thomas Barnett: "Blueprint for Action" (Putnam)

October 21, 2005

The author of "The Pentagon's New Map" explains how to put his ideas on military and geo-political strategy into practice in a post-cold war, 9/11 world.

News Roundup

October 21, 2005

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week’s top national and international news stories.

Joan Biskupic: "On Her Own Terms" (Ecco)

October 20, 2005

A look at the tenure and impact of the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court.

Admiral Stansfield Turner: "Burn Before Reading" (Hyperion)

October 17, 2005

The former Director of Central Intelligence talks about the rocky history of the nation's spy chiefs and how to improve U.S. intelligence efforts.

Tony Blankley: "The West's Last Chance" (Regnery)

October 14, 2005

The editorial page editor of "The Washington Times" offers his take on how to win the war on terror.

Andrea Mitchell: "Talking Back" (Viking)

October 5, 2005

The trailblazing NBC correspondent reflects on her career in journalism and offers a behind-the-scenes look at powerful Washington politicos, including her husband, Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan.

Bush Administration Appointments

October 4, 2005

Monday President Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court -- a move that surprised many given her lack of judicial experience. A look at the Miers nomination and other key appointments of this administration.

Brandt Goldstein: "Storming the Court" (Scribner)

September 26, 2005

In 1992, Yale law students sued the U.S. government over the detention of Haitian refugees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The author explains how this case became precedent for human rights concerns over suspected terrorists held at the...

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