Politics

A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

October 4, 2013

Ari Shapiro of NPR, Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post and Jeff Mason of Reuters join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: The House Republican impasse over the Affordable Care Act shuts down the government. Health care exchanges roll out with strong interest and technical glitches. And the Justice Department sues North Carolina over its new voter ID law.

Washington Dysfunction And U.S. Credibility Abroad

October 3, 2013

A government shutdown and looming debt crisis are putting American credibility on the line. How dysfunction at home affects U.S. standing abroad.

The Federal Government Shutdown And The Power Of The Tea Party

October 2, 2013

Congressional Tea Party members and their Republican supporters hold firm to a federal shutdown over the Affordable Care Act. Diane and her guests to discuss the power of the Tea Party and its political future.

The Federal Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the politics of the government shutdown and budget battles in Washington.

Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927"

September 30, 2013

Bestselling author Bill Bryson joins us to talk about his newest book, "One Summer: America, 1927." He details the events that transfixed the nation in that year including Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth in the batter's box and epic floods in the Mississippi basin. Join us to talk about America in 1927 and how many of the key news stories of that year resonate today.

The Rollout Of Obamacare

September 30, 2013

Health insurance exchanges are scheduled to launch on Tuesday despite technical glitches and political sparring over their funding. Diane and her guests discuss the rollout of Obamacare.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 27, 2013

Michael Hirsh of National Journal, Paul Danahar of BBC amd Hisham Melham of Al-Arabiya join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international debut of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N., key Syrian rebel groups join forces with an al-Qaida affiliate and the attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 27, 2013

Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Todd Purdum of Politico and Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: a new House plan to avert a government shutdown, Treasury's warning that the debt ceiling limit will be reached by Oct. 17 and prices are set for the new federally-run health care marketplaces.

Mark Tushnet: "In The Balance: Law And Politics On The Roberts Court"

September 26, 2013

A new book explores the growing power struggle within the Supreme Court between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan. A look at law and politics and the reshaping of legal precedent on the Roberts Court.

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