Politics

Vice President Dick Cheney

April 11, 2001

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States, joins Diane to talk about his role in the new Bush administration and about the latest issues on the national agenda, including the debate over the new budget.

Dr. Mike Dombeck

April 9, 2001

U.S. Forest Service Chief Dr. Mike Dombeck stepped down recently after Bush administration officials told him they wanted to move the Service "in a different direction." He joins Diane to talk about his work with the Forest...

U.S.-Japan Relations

April 2, 2001

The relationship between the US and Japan is changing, as both countries face economic uncertainty and a leadership transition. Diane and her guests talk about how relations with Japan are developing in the new Bush administration.

Campaign Finance Reform

March 27, 2001

The McCain Feingold bill is back in the news. A panel talks about what chances campaign finance reform legislation has in Congress and in the White House, and how it might be altered in the legislative process.

Military Accountability

March 22, 2001

A fatal training accident in Kuwait, a fatal submarine accident off the coast of Hawaii, and false performance data on the controversial Osprey are all drawing attention to the way the military deals with mistakes and possible misconduct...

The Bush Budget

March 7, 2001

Now that President Bush has officially presented an outline of his budget to Congress, lawmakers and analysts from across the political spectrum are taking a close look. Diane and her guests discuss the Bush budget and how it's being...

Bush & Congress

February 28, 2001

The morning after President George Bush outlines his legislative agenda in an address to Congress, a panel talks about the highlights of his speech, and about how the relationship between the Bush administration and Capitol Hill has...

Lynne Olson: "Freedom's Daughters" (Scribner)

February 22, 2001

In February we celebrate Black History Month. But in telling the stories of civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the important contributions of women often are overlooked. Journalist Lynne Olson spotlights the...

Iraq

February 19, 2001

Last week, U.S. planes patrolling the no-fly zones over Iraq hit targets near Baghdad. Diane and her guests talk about the event, and how U.S. policy toward Iraq is evolving with the new Bush administration in place.

U.S. - Mexico Relations

February 15, 2001

President George W. Bush, former governor of Texas, has already signaled an interest in close relations with the United States' neighbor to the south. A panel talks about why this is so and how U.S. relations with Mexico may continue to...

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