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1207 Weekly Domestic News Round - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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07/27/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: 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 - White House correspondent for NPR.
Karen Tumulty - national political reporter for The Washington Post.
Steve Roberts - syndicated columnist and journalism professor at George Washington University.
07/20/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A midnight shooting at a Denver Theater left 12 people dead. A suspect is in custody. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke described efforts to lower the unemployment rate as frustratingly slow. Housing data indicated a market in recovery, with existing home sales and prices and new home starts all up in June. Senator John McCain criticized attacks by Congresswoman Michele Bachman on a long-time aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And, without intervention from Congress, the Post Office moved closer to defaulting on payments for future retiree benefits.


Jerry Seib - Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.
Susan Page - Washington bureau chief for USA Today.
Chris Cillizza - author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog; managing editor of; and author of a new book, "The Gospel According to The Fix."
07/13/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against former assistant football coach ...  the implications of presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney's financial histor, ...


Naftali Bendavid - national correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
Susan Davis - chief congressional reporter, USA Today.
David Chalian - Washington bureau chief, Yahoo! News. 
07/06/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Four months before Election Day, another disappointing jobs report: the nation's unemployment rate remains at 8.2 percent. President Barack Obama takes his reelection campaign on the road to the Rust Belt, and announces a trade complaint against China on auto imports. Republican challenger Mitt Romney joins conservatives in saying the health care mandate is a tax, raising a furor over whether he has flip-flopped on the issue. More fallout from the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration goes on record to deny the existence of mermaids.


Juan Williams - political analyst, Fox News.
Janet Hook - congressional correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
David Lindsey - Washington editor-at-large, Reuters.

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