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1209 Weekly Domestic News Round - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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09/28/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: New polls showed President Barack Obama ahead in several key swing states with just six weeks to go until the election. Mixed economic news this week with reports showing higher consumer confidence but weaker GDP growth. And the NFL reached a tentative agreement with its referee union.


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."
Lisa Lerer - politics reporter for Bloomberg News.
Michael Hirsh - chief correspondent at National Journal magazine and author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World." 
09/21/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: New polls showed President Barack Obama opening up a lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who tried to reshape his message following a damaging videotape from a fundraiser. The Justice Department found that federal agents and prosecutors ignored risks to the public from its "Fast and Furious" operation. And Chicago's first teachers' strike in 25 years ended.


Jeanne Cummings - deputy government editor for Bloomberg News.
David Corn - Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and author of the new book "Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party."
Matthew Continetti - editor-in-chief, The Washington Freebeacon
09/14/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The Federal Reserve announced a new, open-ended round of bond buying to stimulate economic growth. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over the Obama administration's handling of the attacks in Libya and Egypt. And vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan returned to the House to vote on a six-month, stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating.


Jonathan Allen - congressional reporter for Politico.
Jackie Calmes - national correspondent for The New York Times.
Michael Scherer - White House correspondent for Time magazine.
09/07/2012 Weekly Domestic News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Democrats wrapped up their national convention this week with key speeches by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former President Bill Clinton. Manufacturing and construction spending reports showed continued sluggish growth ahead of the August jobs report. And the Department of Justice approved a New Hampshire voter ID law.


Greg Ip - U.S. economics editor for The Economist and author of "The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World."
Ruth Marcus - columnist and editorial writer for The Washington Post.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg - Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

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