Politics

Campaign Finance Reform

February 13, 2002

A panel talks with Diane about the debate and possible vote on campaign finance reform this week in the House of Representatives.

The President's Budget

February 5, 2002

President Bush presented his budget to Congress on Monday, featuring a $48 billion boost for defense spending and emphasizing performance criteria as the basis of funding decisions for the government's many agencies and programs. A panel...

Omar Samad

February 4, 2002

Omar Samad recently became the spokesman for the new foreign minister of Afghanistan after living in exile for more than 20 years. Samad joins Diane in the studio to talk about what he witnessed during his recent visit to his home country...

Cheney Task Force Documents

January 31, 2002

The General Accounting Office is suing the White House for documents related to conversations between Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force and top executives from energy companies, including the failed Enron Corp. A panel talks...

State of the Union

January 30, 2002

A panel of political watchers discusses President Bush's first annual State of the Union address.

U.S. in the Philippines

January 28, 2002

U.S. military advisors are in the Philippines to help that country quell instability caused by Muslim separatist groups, including a terrorist organization called Abu Sayyaf that has been linked to al Qaeda. A panel talks about how these...

Robert Kaplan: "Warrior Politics" (Random House)

January 24, 2002

Journalist and foreign affairs expert Robert Kaplan looks to the past to identify the leadership qualities called for in the 21st Century. His new book examines the ideas and actions of Sun-Tzu, Machiavelli, Churchill and many others who...

Robert Baer: "See No Evil" (Crown)

January 22, 2002

Robert Baer spent two decades in the Middle East as a CIA counterterrorism operative. In his new book, he expresses his frustration with recent changes in the agency that he believes have reduced its intelligence-gathering capabilities.

David Vise: "The Bureau and the Mole" (Atlantic Monthly Press)

January 11, 2002

Journalist David Vise discusses the case of Robert Hanssen, the former FBI agent who was a spy for the Russians for more than two decades. In his new book, he traces Hanssen's life of espionage, how he managed to avoid detection for so...

Intelligence Gathering

January 7, 2002

Congress hasn't decided whether to hold hearings on whether U.S. intelligence should have been able to prevent the terrorist attacks of September 11. A panel talks about how the U.S. gathers its information and how that could change in...

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