A panel of top political commentators joins Diane to talk about some of the head spinning events of this last year and to get their perspectives on the challenges ahead.
President Obama pushes for financial reform legislation. Arizona moves ahead with the nation’s strictest anti-illegal-immigration proposal. And the Dow Jones Industrial Average tops eleven thousand. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. Senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Linda Wertheimer Senior national correspondent, NPR.
- Byron York Chief political correspondent, "Washington Examiner," and author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy."
Friday News Roundup Extra
A New York Times Poll released this week found that 18 percent of Americans identify themselves as Tea Party movement supporters. Diane and panelists Byron York, Linda Wertheimer and E.J. Dionne discuss who makes up the core of the movement and some of the motivations behind their activism:
Diane received many calls during the show asking for panelists’ thoughts on who speaks for the Republican party today:
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