Politics

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.

The Politics Of Food Stamps

September 23, 2013

House Republicans pass a bill to cut $39 billion from food stamp programs. We explore the politics of food stamp spending.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 20, 2013

Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and John Stanton of BuzzFeed join guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: The aftermath of the shooting at the Navy Yard. The Fed's unexpected decision to stick with its stimulus program. And House Republicans again try to defund the health care law

How Government Security Clearances Are Granted

September 19, 2013

President Barack Obama ordered a broad review of security clearance procedures for federal workers and contractors. New questions about background checks and security credentials.

Eric Schlosser: "Command And Control"

Eric Schlosser: "Command And Control"

September 17, 2013

Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? He joins guest host Steve Roberts in studio to talk about his new book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety."

President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

September 16, 2013

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 13, 2013

The U.S. and Russia work on a deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. A satellite image suggests North Korea is restarting a plutonium reactor. And an Indian judge sentenced four men to death for raping and killing a student. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 13, 2013

President Barack Obama hits the pause button on Syrian airstrikes. Debate among House Republicans delays a vote on government spending. And Colorado voters recall two senators who support gun control. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Implications of America's New Gilded Age

September 12, 2013

For the first time in a century, the top 10 percent of earners took in more than half of the country's total income. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss how America's growing wealth inequality affects our society, politics and economy.

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