Politics

Bonnie Angelo: "First Families" (William Morrow)

August 26, 2005

A former Time Magazine correspondent shares anecdotes about the wives, children, and other relatives who've spent time living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Iraq's Constitution

August 23, 2005

Just under the deadline Monday night, Iraqi leaders announced they had an almost-complete draft of a constitution to submit to the national assembly. We'll talk about what's in the document, what's unresolved, and what it all means for...

Congressional Recess and Agenda

August 18, 2005

Every August, Capitol Hill empties out as members of Congress head out to vacation with family - and to spend time in their districts. We'll find out what some members are hearing from constituents, and talk about the issues atop the fall...

John Richardson: "My Father the Spy" (HarperCollins)

August 11, 2005

An investigative journalist pieces together his father's rise through the ranks of the CIA from post-war Europe to Vietnam and Korea. He recounts his adolescent rebellion against what his father represented and how he's come to understand...

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)

August 10, 2005

The third ranking Republican in the Senate talks about his new book "It Takes a Family;" his re-election campaign; and other current events.

Charles Peters: "Five Days in Philadelphia" (PublicAffairs)

August 1, 2005

1940 was a pivotal year in American politics and American history. A look back at how a little known businessman garnered the GOP Presidential nomination and how he helped FDR prepare the nation for war.

Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research

August 1, 2005

Republican Senate leader Bill Frist broke with President Bush Friday on the stem cell debate, saying he would support expanded federal funding for stem cell research. Diane and her guests talk about the latest developments in the ethical...

Timothy Naftali: "Blind Spot" (Basic Books)

July 29, 2005

A national security historian relates the story of America's decades-long attempt to fight terrorism.

Ronald Walters: "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rowman & Littlefield)

July 26, 2005

A look at the political power of African Americans from the start of the civil rights era to the 2004 presidential election.

Ann Blackman: "Wild Rose" (Random House)

July 25, 2005

Rose O'Neale Greenhow was a Washington socialite, raised in the Old South. A new biography reveals how the beautiful hostess became a Confederate ambassador and a spy.

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