Politics

Evolving American Attitudes On Same-Sex Marriage

November 20, 2013

A public rift in the Cheney family highlights the ongoing debate and controversy over the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Diane and her guests explore evolving American attitudes on same-sex marriage.

Jill Lepore: "Book Of Ages: The Life And Opinions Of Jane Franklin"

November 18, 2013

Historian Jill Lepore on the life of Jane Franklin, Ben Franklin's beloved sister. She was a passionate reader, a gifted writer and a shrewd observer of politics. But she was also a mother of 12 who lived in poverty and, like most women of her era, in near total obscurity.

How Changes To The Affordable Care Act Could Affect Consumers And Insurance Companies

November 18, 2013

In the face of mounting criticism, President Barack Obama announced changes to the rules for health insurance policies. Political and economic implications of the administration's temporary retreat on a key element of the Affordable Care Act.

Friday News Roundup - International

November 15, 2013

The White House warns Congress that new Iran sanctions could derail nuclear talks. Another top Pakistani militant is killed. And relief workers struggle to get supplies to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 15, 2013

Low enrollment in insurance exchanges spurs calls to change the health care law. Senate Republicans block another Obama court nominee. And congressional hearings begin on the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve. A panel of reporters join guest host Susan Page to discuss the week in news.

The U.S. And Israel Divide Over Containing Iran's Nuclear Program

November 13, 2013

Israel's prime minister lobbied hard against proposals offered by Western diplomats over Iran’s nuclear program. Disagreement between the U.S. and Israel over concessions from Iran and next steps in the diplomatic process.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 8, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejects calls to delay parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate votes on a bill to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. And the U.S. economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the third quarter. Guest host Katty Kay and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top national stories.

Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

November 6, 2013

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

November 5, 2013

The nation's 26th president was both a leader of the Republican Party and a Progressive. How Theodore Roosevelt used his "bully pulpit" -- a term he coined -- to push through laws to break up monopolies, protect consumers and create national parks.

Analysis Of President Obama's Leadership And Management Style

November 4, 2013

The White House says President Barack Obama was not aware the NSA was spying on European leaders, and he did not know about the problems facing Healthcare.gov. Diane and her guests provide analysis of the president's leadership and management style.

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