Politics

Intelligence Bill

December 13, 2004

The nation's intelligence apparatus will be restructured under recently passed legislation, adding a national director of intelligence and a counterterrorism center, and changing the way the intelligence agencies work together. A panel...

Saudi Arabia

December 8, 2004

Monday's attack on the American consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia drew renewed attention to that country's battle wth terrorism. Tune in for a conversation about what the attack signifies, how U.S. policies and the war in Iraq factor in...

Iraq Troop Deployment

December 6, 2004

The U.S. increased its troop commitment in Iraq by 12,000, for a total of about 150,000. Diane and her guests talk about the military strategy in Iraq in the lead-up to elections.

Tax Reform

November 29, 2004

Tax reform is one of President Bush's top priorities for his second term, but the ideas that have been proposed all carry political and financial risks. A conversation about the pros and cons of tax reform proposals.

Food and Drug Administration

November 23, 2004

The Vioxx recall is just the latest of several episodes this year that have prompted criticism of the FDA and Senate hearings. A panel talks about the drug approval process, post-marketing safety surveillance, and how the agency's work...

Cabinet Shuffle

November 17, 2004

High-profile cabinet resignations and pending appointments are reshaping the Bush White House for the president's second term. A look at what the changes mean about the administration's direction in the next four years.

Sheldon Drobny: "Road to Air America" (SelectBooks)

November 12, 2004

The founder of Air America explains why he started a liberal radio network and what the future holds for progressive talk radio.

Polling

November 11, 2004

Diane's guests talk about how and why polling is done, its place in politics and media, and its limitations.

Republican Agenda

November 10, 2004

Republicans hold the White House and both chambers of Congress. A conversation about the party's top domestic and foreign policy priorities, differences of opinion within the party, and what to expect in the next several years.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: "American Heroines" (William Morrow)

November 9, 2004

In 1993, she became the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Now Kay Bailey Hutchison is one of the top five Senate Republican leaders and the only woman. She talks about her political career and the accomplishments of...

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