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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 27, 2014

The Supreme Court hands down key rulings. House Speaker John Boehner says he will file suit against President Barack Obama accusing him of abuse of executive power. And what we learned from Tuesday’s primaries. Our panel discusses the week's top headlines.

Bipartisan Efforts to Reduce Government Gridlock and Reform Money in Politics

Bipartisan Efforts to Reduce Government Gridlock and Reform Money in Politics

June 26, 2014

Our panel, including former U.S. Sen Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and law professor Larry Lessig, discuss the new bipartisan efforts to reduce government gridlock and the influence of big donors.

Analysis Of The Latest Primary Elections

Analysis Of The Latest Primary Elections

June 25, 2014

On Tuesday, primary elections were held in five states, in addition to runoffs in Mississippi and South Carolina. Katty Kay guest hosts as our panel analyzes the results and what they mean for the Tea Party and the makeup of the next Congress.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

June 20, 2014

Militants expand their control of territory in Iraq. The Obama administration weighs options to aid the Baghdad government. And the U.S. interrogates the suspected mastermind of the Benghazi attack. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 20, 2014

A divided House GOP votes on new leadership. New polls show a majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s leadership. And the Internal Revenue Service says it lost tens of thousands of emails sought by Congress. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of reporters discuss the week in news.

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

June 19, 2014

A conversation with Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, about being the first woman to lead the Australian government and her current efforts to educate children in the world's poorest countries.

 Debate Over How Teacher Tenure Affects The Quality Of Education

Debate Over How Teacher Tenure Affects The Quality Of Education

June 17, 2014

After a judge in California ruled the state’s teacher tenure laws unconstitutional, guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss teacher tenure and the quality of a public school education.

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need

June 16, 2014

Millions of Americans do not have dental insurance, and visits to the ER for oral health problems have skyrocketed. We discuss why many public health experts say the U.S. is facing a dental care crisis - and what can be done about it.

The Security Crisis In Iraq And Its High Stakes Regional Implications

The Security Crisis In Iraq And Its High Stakes Regional Implications

June 16, 2014

Islamic extremists continue their push for control of Iraqi territory. We discuss the growing security crisis in Iraq, America's role and the high-stakes regional implications.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

June 13, 2014

The crisis in Iraq escalates as militants take over key cities. The Pakistani military and U.S. drones strike tribal regions after Karachi airport attacks. And the World Cup opens in Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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