Politics

Drug Safety and the FDA

February 22, 2005

Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.

Christopher de Bellaigue: "In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs" (HarperCollins)

February 18, 2005

Iran is one of the least well-understood countries in the world. An English journalist who's lived there for the past three years (and is married to an Iranian) offers an inside look at the people and the recent history of a country...

Iraqi Election Results

February 15, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the results of the recent Iraqi elections: who attracted the most votes and why, the next steps toward a permanent government, how political developments will affect the U.S. military presence in Iraq, and...

Joseph Petro: "Standing Next to History" (Thomas Dunne Books)

February 14, 2005

A 23-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service talks about his experiences working for the agency. Joseph Petro's "protectees" included Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Dan Quayle, and Pope John Paul II.

Congressman John Spratt

February 14, 2005

Congressman John Spratt, ranking minority member on the House Budget Committee, discusses President Bush's budget proposal, the future of Social Security, and Democratic Congressional strategy.

Ronald White: "The Eloquent President" (Random House)

February 9, 2005

A historian offers in-depth analysis of President Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary skills as a public speaker, and looks at the lasting legacy of his words.

Middle East Summit

February 9, 2005

The Israeli and Palestinian leadership traded pledges of peace Tuesday at a meeting in Egypt, the first such summit in four years. Diane and her guests discuss the talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian...

Christine Todd Whitman: "It's My Party Too" (Penguin Press)

February 8, 2005

Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman talks about her experiences in the president's cabinet - and about her concerns that moderate Republicans like herself are losing influence within the GOP.

Rep. David Dreier (R-Ca.)

February 7, 2005

Congressman David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, talks about reaction on Capitol Hill to last week's State of the Union address, and about GOP strategy and priorities for the coming weeks and months.

State of the Union Analysis

February 3, 2005

A panel reviews the annual State of the Union Address, presented Wednesday evening by President George W. Bush. They'll discuss the president's policy proposals as outlined in the speech, and how they are likely to be received in Congress...

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