Politics

Congressional Races

October 27, 2004

Republicans are expected to hold a majority in the House of Representatives after voters go to the polls next week, but the Senate majority is up in the air. A conversation about which Congressional races to watch and what's at stake.

James Naughtie: "The Accidental American" (PublicAffairs)

October 26, 2004

The presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have been very different, but the two men have a very close ally in common: Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of England's leading journalists talks about Blair and his relations...

Security in Iraq

October 26, 2004

We'll talk about new threats to on going security efforts in Iraq including the massacre of dozens of newly trained Iraqi troops and reports that three hundred tons of explosives are missing from an Iraqi military site.

Max Frankel: "High Noon in the Cold War" (Ballantine Books)

October 25, 2004

The Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and former executive editor of the "New York Times" who covered the Kennedy White House in Washington, Khrushchev in Moscow, and Castro in Havana, offers a comprensive and definitive account of...

The Politics of Fear

October 25, 2004

Both President George Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry are telling voters that the election of their opponent will lead to dire consequences. Diane and her guests talk about the competing claims, how they compare to the facts, and...

Kiron Skinner: "Reagan's Path to Victory" (Free Press)

October 22, 2004

Many Americans remember Ronald Reagan as the 'great communicator.' But few know how he developed his political views. A look at the radio addresses he wrote and delivered between 1975 and 1979 offers new insights into the shaping of...

Faith and the Presidency

October 20, 2004

Both John Kerry and George W. Bush say they rely on their religious faith to guide them in their private and public lives. Diane and her guests talk about the role of religious faith in the presidential campaigns.

Debate Analysis

October 14, 2004

Diane and her guests discuss the third and final debate of the presidential campaign. They'll talk about the domestic proposals and problems that were raised Wednesday night in Tempe, Arizona, and predict how Bush and Kerry's performances...

Campaign Ad Strategies

October 13, 2004

With only three weeks to go before the election and many states still too close to call, Bush and Kerry strategists are turning up the heat on political advertising. We'll talk where and how the campaigns are spending their advertising...

Presidential Debate Analysis

October 11, 2004

Two political observers join Diane to talk about the second Bush-Kerry debate Friday in St. Louis. They'll examine major issues that were raised and the case each man is presenting to persuade the American electorate to give him their...

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