Politics

Impact Of The Federal Government Shutdown On Americans

October 10, 2013

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, we look at how it is affecting average Americans. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of Washington's gridlock on individuals, towns and states.

Possible Repercussions Of A U.S. Debt Default At Home And Abroad

October 9, 2013

World leaders, bankers and political strategists warn of short and long term repercussions if Congress fails to raise the debt limit. Understanding the risks of a U.S. default at home and abroad.

Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

October 7, 2013

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

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.

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