Politics

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

October 8, 2014

One in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Yet, even 40 years after Roe v. Wade, the issue remains contentious. Feminist author Katha Pollitt on why she thinks it’s time to re-frame the debate over abortion.

Pivotal Races To Watch In The Midterms And Why

Pivotal Races To Watch In The Midterms And Why

October 8, 2014

With a month to go before midterm elections, Republicans are making gains in their bid to retake the Senate. Which midterm races to watch and what the results could mean for immigration, tax reform and social programs.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 3, 2014

Demonstrators in Hong Kong plan their next move. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Arab states can have a role in the peace process. And Turkey criticizes U.S. strategy in Syria. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

October 3, 2014

The first Ebola case is diagnosed in the United States. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns. And President Barack Obama approves a refugee plan for Central American children. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Understanding ALEC And Its Influence In U.S. Politics

Understanding ALEC And Its Influence In U.S. Politics

October 2, 2014

A growing number of companies are leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council over its stance on alternative energy. Understanding the lobbying group ALEC and its influence in U.S. politics.

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

September 29, 2014

A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world's most well-funded terrorist groups. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for a broad international coalition.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

September 26, 2014

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syrian oil refineries under the control of ISIS. At the U.N., President Barack Obama calls for global unity in the fight against Islamist extremism. And India becomes the first Asian nation to reach Mars. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 26, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation. Pressure mounts on Congress to pass a new authorization for strikes against ISIS. And a White House breach prompts a review of Secret Service protocol. A panel of journalists joins Diane to discuss the week's top news.

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