Leaders of the immigration reform movement demonstrating in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2010

Leaders of the immigration reform movement demonstrating in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2010

The Administration challenges Arizona’s immigration law. BP sets a new date for capping its gushing well. And the White House touts an increase in exports. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.

Guests

  • Shailagh Murray reporter, "The Washington Post."
  • John Dickerson chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."
  • Naftali Bendavid national correspondent, "TheWall Street Journal"; author of "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution."

News Roundup Video

The panelists discuss the politics behind criticism that the Obama administration and some Democrats in Congress are irresponsibly increasing the federal deficit in order to bolster the still-floundering economy:

Following this week’s decision by the Obama administration to challenge Arizona’s strict new immigration laws, the panelists explore the legal and political issues at play. The administration is arguing that “the state is undertaking something that’s the province of the federal government,” said panelist Naftali Bendavid:

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