Politics

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

August 20, 2014

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 15, 2014

American airstrikes and Kurdish fighters break the siege on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Negotiators for Israel and Gaza continue to work for a lasting truce. And Ebola deaths in Africa surpass 1,000. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Update On New Voting Rights Laws Across The Country

August 13, 2014

Twenty-two states have passed new restrictions on voting ahead of the November elections. An update on states' efforts to expand and restrict access to the polls and calls for Congressional action.

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

August 12, 2014

In just a few weeks, voters in Scotland will decide whether to become independent from the United Kingdom. Diane and her guests discuss the history of the movement, arguments for and against autonomy, and implications of the vote for the United States and the European Union.

The Latest on U.S. Involvement in Iraq

The Latest on U.S. Involvement in Iraq

August 12, 2014

President Barack Obama says the campaign in Iraq could last for months. And Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is resisting pressure to step down. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on Iraq and the potential for long-term U.S. involvement.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 8, 2014

President Barack Obama signs the VA reform bill. Republican primaries are held in five states. And former White House Press Secretary James Brady dies at 73. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies

August 7, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Debate over President Obama's Use of Executive Orders

Debate over President Obama's Use of Executive Orders

August 5, 2014

President Barack Obama is weighing an executive order to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. Some Republicans say that would be grounds for impeachment. Debate over the President Obama's use of executive orders.

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

Debate Over Corporate Tax 'Inversions'

August 4, 2014

A growing number of American companies are re-incorporating overseas for lower tax rates. But critics say it’s a loophole that ends up costing taxpayers. Join us for debate over IRS rules for U.S. companies.

The Latest On The Crisis In Gaza

The Latest On The Crisis In Gaza

August 4, 2014

Israel today announced a seven-hour “humanitarian window” in Gaza. But Palestinian officials accused Israel of breaking the truce with a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, international reaction and how this latest round of violence is different from its predecessors.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.