Politics

Tax Reform

November 29, 2004

Tax reform is one of President Bush's top priorities for his second term, but the ideas that have been proposed all carry political and financial risks. A conversation about the pros and cons of tax reform proposals.

Food and Drug Administration

November 23, 2004

The Vioxx recall is just the latest of several episodes this year that have prompted criticism of the FDA and Senate hearings. A panel talks about the drug approval process, post-marketing safety surveillance, and how the agency's work...

Cabinet Shuffle

November 17, 2004

High-profile cabinet resignations and pending appointments are reshaping the Bush White House for the president's second term. A look at what the changes mean about the administration's direction in the next four years.

Sheldon Drobny: "Road to Air America" (SelectBooks)

November 12, 2004

The founder of Air America explains why he started a liberal radio network and what the future holds for progressive talk radio.

Polling

November 11, 2004

Diane's guests talk about how and why polling is done, its place in politics and media, and its limitations.

Republican Agenda

November 10, 2004

Republicans hold the White House and both chambers of Congress. A conversation about the party's top domestic and foreign policy priorities, differences of opinion within the party, and what to expect in the next several years.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: "American Heroines" (William Morrow)

November 9, 2004

In 1993, she became the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Now Kay Bailey Hutchison is one of the top five Senate Republican leaders and the only woman. She talks about her political career and the accomplishments of...

Palestinian Transition

November 8, 2004

The Palestinian Prime Minister and his predecessor have taken over Yasser Arafat's duties. Diane and her guests talk about the future of the Middle East, and what a transition in the Palestinian leadership will mean for peace talks.

President Bush's Second Term

November 4, 2004

Social Security reform, supporting democracy in Iraq, education improvements, and bringing the troops home were just a few of the priorities President Bush named yesterday in a speech in Washington. He spoke after receiving a phone call...

Congressional Races and Ballot Initiatives

November 3, 2004

More on the presidential election plus conversation on congressional races, ballot initiatives, and the voting process

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