Politics

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 14, 2014

The Obama administration delays the ACA employer mandate. Congress approves a debt-ceiling increase. And Comcast says it will buy Time Warner Cable. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 7, 2014

The U.S. agrees to limit drone strikes in Pakistan. A U.N. panel criticizes the Vatican over child sex abuse. And the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 7, 2014

The Farm Bill passes Congress after a two-year stand-off. CVS says it will stop selling tobacco products this fall. And the Labor Department releases its January jobs report. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news.

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

The Winter Olympics begin Friday in Sochi. While Russia hopes to showcase the country’s power and beauty, the games also highlight problems like the threat of terrorism, corruption and anti-gay laws.

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

February 5, 2014

For years, China has been driven by one thing: growing its economy. Now the country looks to translate its economic might into global influence. In “The Contest of the Century,” journalist Geoff Dyer describes China’s push into international politics and explains why the United States is in a strong position to come out on top.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

February 5, 2014

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez joins Diane to talk about President Barack Obama's agenda to reduce income inequality, increase the minimum wage and recruit big business to hire the long-term unemployed.

The State Department's Report On The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 3, 2014

The State Department released its environmental analysis of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Barack Obama has said he will make his decision based on the pipeline’s impact on climate change. Diane and her guests discuss what’s in the report and how it might influence the president's decision.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 31, 2014

Ukraine's prime minister and cabinet both amid continued unrest. The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi begins in Egypt. And Syria talks wind down in Switzerland.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 31, 2014

President Barack Obama takes his State of the Union message on the road. The House approves the Farm Bill. And the Fed continues its stimulus cut as Ben Bernanke’s term ends.

Impact Of Paid Family Leave

January 30, 2014

Last month, Rhode Island became the third state to create an employee-funded program that enables workers to take paid leave to care family members. How paid leave affects businesses and families.

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