Presidential Elections

Congressional Redistricting And The Electoral College

January 28, 2013

Virginia Republicans have launched the latest congressional redistricting effort, a strategy which many say contributes to partisan gridlock in Washington. Please join us to discuss the politics of gerrymandering and proposed changes to the Electoral College.

Election Results: The Presidential Race

November 7, 2012

A panel joins Diane to discuss the results of the presidential election.

Wooing Women Voters

September 24, 2012

Women have emerged as the key undecided voters in this year’s presidential election. We analyze what women care about and how the candidates are trying to win them over.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 3, 2012

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy was weaker but took no new steps to help. The House and Senate remained at loggerheads over whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned from a week-long overseas trip. And Chick-fil-A fans and critics took to the streets following anti-gay marriage comments by the company's president. Greg Ip of The Economist, Julie Hirshfeld Davis of Bloomberg News and Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 27, 2012

President Barack Obama spoke out forcefully against gun violence for the first time following the Colorado movie theater shooting. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans for a more aggressive foreign policy just before he began a weeklong trip to Britain, Israel and Poland. The Senate narrowly passed an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, which House Republicans have said they will not accept. Ari Shapiro of NPR, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Battleground States And The 2012 Presidential Election

May 22, 2012

Political analysts say a handful of states will decide the 2012 presidential election. Diane and guests discuss the economic and political makeup of these battleground states and key issues for voters.

GOP Presidential Nomination Race

April 4, 2012

Morning after analysis of the Wisconsin, Maryland, and DC GOP presidential primaries. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his panel look at the remaining field and frontrunner Mitt Romney's ongoing efforts to shift into general election campaign mode.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 16, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama traveled to battleground states this week to promote his new $450 billion jobs plan; eight GOP presidential candidates faced off in the Tea Party-CNN debate on Monday; and Republicans scored an upset victory in New York's ninth district, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans three-to-one.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 9, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama unveiled The American Jobs Act to a joint session of Congress; Republican presidential hopefuls sparred in a California debate; and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted of further action to bolster the flagging U.S. economy.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 19, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama said he would outline plans for a new stimulus program in September; the Justice Department is investigating S&P's mortgage ratings; Governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the GOP race; and Warren Buffet says rich people should pay higher taxes.

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