Politics

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 21, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office says a minimum-wage hike would boost incomes but cost jobs. Workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant vote against joining the United Auto Workers. And a Nebraska judge strikes down a state law allowing the Keystone XL pipeline. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Marwan Muasher: "The Second Arab Awakening"

Marwan Muasher: "The Second Arab Awakening"

February 20, 2014

Jordan’s former ambassador to the U-S explains why democracy has failed to take root in Egypt, Syria and Libya after the Arab Spring. How to build democracy in the Arab world.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

February 20, 2014

Forty percent of prescription drugs consumed in the U.S. come from India. Now, the FDA is stepping up scrutiny of pharmaceutical firms there after concerns over quality. Diane and her guests discuss where our medicine is made and challenges of ensuring safety.

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 14, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Asia for a diplomatic push on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. A new round of Syrian peace negotiations begin. And the U.N. warns of ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 14, 2014

The Obama administration delays the ACA employer mandate. Congress approves a debt-ceiling increase. And Comcast says it will buy Time Warner Cable. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 7, 2014

The U.S. agrees to limit drone strikes in Pakistan. A U.N. panel criticizes the Vatican over child sex abuse. And the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 7, 2014

The Farm Bill passes Congress after a two-year stand-off. CVS says it will stop selling tobacco products this fall. And the Labor Department releases its January jobs report. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news.

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

The Winter Olympics begin Friday in Sochi. While Russia hopes to showcase the country’s power and beauty, the games also highlight problems like the threat of terrorism, corruption and anti-gay laws.

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

February 5, 2014

For years, China has been driven by one thing: growing its economy. Now the country looks to translate its economic might into global influence. In “The Contest of the Century,” journalist Geoff Dyer describes China’s push into international politics and explains why the United States is in a strong position to come out on top.

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