Federal deficits

December 19, 2002

The Congressional Budget Office projects that if the Bush administration tax cuts are extended indefinitely, there could be a 10 year budget deficit of $2.9 trillion. Two economists join Diane to talk about the relationship between...

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

December 17, 2002

Confidence in Senator Trent Lott's ability to continue to serve as Majority Leader appears to be slipping. On Sunday Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles called for new leadership elections. A panel of political analysts joins Diane to talk about...

Pre-emption Doctrine

December 16, 2002

A panel talks about the pre-emption doctrine - the Bush administration's new emphasis on striking first to defend the U.S. - and what it means for U.S. security and foreign policy.

Jamieson & Waldman: "The Press Effect" (Oxford)

December 4, 2002

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania present the results of a major survey of public opinion about press coverage of major events like the 2000 presidential...

Orrin Hatch: "Square Peg" (Basic Books)

December 2, 2002

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) shares highlights from his years in the U.S. Senate, and previews the upcoming Congressional session in which he'll regain the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee.

State Budget Crises

December 2, 2002

Diane and her guests look at the factors behind the state budget crises across the country, and talk about some of the strategies emerging as governors - and governors-elect - try to cope.

Saudi relations

November 26, 2002

Last weekend questions emerged about whether money donated by the Saudi embassy in Washington may have found its way into the hands of terrorists. A panel discusses the status of U.S. - Saudi relations and new efforts to crack down on...

NATO Summit

November 18, 2002

A panel talks about the future of NATO in a post-Cold War and post-9/11 era, the agenda for the upcoming NATO summit in Prague that President Bush will attend, and more.

Terrorism Insurance

November 14, 2002

A discussion on who would be helped by a proposed federal terrorism insurance program, and why it's now taken over a year to get through Congress.

Future of Democrats

November 12, 2002

Now that the GOP holds both the White House and majorities in both chambers of Congress, Democrats around the country are wondering what direction the party will take heading into the 2004 elections. Diane and her guests talk about the...

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