Politics

Federal Deficit

January 29, 2004

This year's federal budget deficit is projected to reach $477 billion. A panel talks about the new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office, why the debt is growing, and the debate over its significance.

New Hampshire Primary

January 28, 2004

Political analysts join Diane for a morning-after discussion of the results of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary.

Pat Robertson: "The Ten Offenses" (Integrity Publishers)

January 27, 2004

Religious broadcaster and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson explains his belief that the Ten Commandments should be on public display and that faith should be at the center of American politics and policy.

Job Training

January 26, 2004

In his State of the Union address, President Bush called for more than $500 million in spending on job training and education initiatives. A panel describes the programs and how they would affect today's unemployed workers.

State of the Union Analysis

January 21, 2004

It's the biggest presidential speech of the year -- the annual State of the Union Address. Diane and her guests talk about the policy priorities laid out by President Bush as he looks toward his re-election campaign.

Iowa Caucuses

January 20, 2004

Political analysts join Diane for a review of the results of caucus voting in Iowa - the first major contest of this election year.

Stewart Burns: "To The Mountain Top" (Harper San Francisco)

January 15, 2004

A new biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examines his spiritual development from cautious liberal to reluctant radical to righteous revolutionary. Author Stewart Burns examines how King's religious beliefs intertwined with his...

The Rev. Al Sharpton

January 12, 2004

Al Sharpton joins Diane to talk about his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination and about the top issues of campaign 2004.

Immigration Law

January 8, 2004

A panel talks about President Bush's new plan to grant temporary legal status to the estimated 8 million undocumented workers in the U.S.

Stanley Greenberg: "The Two Americas" (Thomas Dunne Books)

January 6, 2004

Political pollster Stanley Greenberg explains how American voters became so deeply and evenly divided and what this split may mean for upcoming presidential election.

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