Politics

Cheney in the Mideast

March 18, 2002

Vice President Cheney's tour of Middle Eastern nations was intended as an opportunity to gather support for possible U.S. action against Iraq, but the worsening violence between Israelis and Palestinians has competed for Cheney's...

Nuclear Policy

March 14, 2002

Guest host Susan Page moderates a discussion on the recently publicized Pentagon review of U.S. nuclear weapons policy, with a look at shifting geopolitical forces around the world, changes in U.S. security needs over the past several...

2002 Congressional Election Outlook

March 11, 2002

A panel discussion about the outlook for the 2002 midterm elections: the candidates, the issues, the voters, and more.

Carville and Begala: "Buck Up, Suck Up and Come Back When You Foul Up" (Simon and Schuster)

March 4, 2002

James Carville and Paul Begala, the strategists behind Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential election victory, share stories from their political triumphs and failures as they illustrate "12 winning secrets from the War Room."

International Roundup

March 4, 2002

A panel of journalists talks about opinions abroad on U.S. foreign policy, the fight against terrorism, multilateral cooperation, managing the global economy, and other issues.

Richard Brookheiser: "America's First Dynasty" (Free Press)

February 18, 2002

On President's Day, journalist and presidential biographer Richard Brookheiser talks about the life stories and legacies of four prominent Adamses: President John Adams, his son President John Quincy Adams, diplomat Charles Adams and...

Virginia Governor Mark Warner

February 15, 2002

Virginia's new governor, Democrat Mark Warner, joins Diane to talk about Virginia's most pressing issues, including the state's short- and long-term economic troubles, its DNA database, teacher salaries, partisan politics in Richmond, and...

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...

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