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Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, discusses with Stephen Collinson and Chris Moody, two CNN Politics reporters - the race relations and police behavior in the US, Iran bombing ISIL in Iraq, Kurdish oil and budget deal with Baghdad, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s speech about the impact of the declining oil prices.
 


October 25, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the shooting in Canada, Turkey allowing Iraqi Kurds join the battle for Kobane, the 20th anniversary of agreed framework for talks with North Korea and freeing the US hostage, and Hong Kong protests.


October 18, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council and Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Deputy White House Editor for POLITICO, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss how the US is handling the growing number of Ebola cases, Turkey’s role in fighting the ISIS militants, Iran nuclear talks, and the US politics.


October 11, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist discuss Turkey’s role in fighting the ISIS militants, the Ebola challenge in the US, the protests in Hong Kong, and the absence of President Obama in the midterm campaign.


October 04, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera TV, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Turkey and the ISIS threat, the first Ebola case in the US, and US politics.


September 27, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss U.S. Congress approval to confront ISIL, the foiled terror plot in Australia, Ukraine’s new self-governance powers to rebel held areas and Scotland’s vote for independence.


September 20, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss U.S. Congress approval to confront ISIL, the foiled terror plot in Australia, Ukraine’s new self-governance powers to rebel held areas and Scotland’s vote for independence.


September 13, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse (AFP), and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor with National Journal discuss President Obama’s speech on the US strategy to fight ISIS, Russia’s partial withdrawal from Ukraine as the US and the EU prepared their toughest sanctions yet, and Scotland independence referendum.

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Moderator David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera TV discuss the midterm election results in the Unites States, signs of a new intifada in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the future of E.U.

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About Issues in the News

Each week Anna Zalewski invites three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media to discuss the week's top stories.

The moderator and panelists comment on the week’s most salient domestic and international events. Drawing on contacts and sources at the White House and Capitol Hill, the journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines.  They also discuss little-known but important developments, and add their personal insights to give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

Meet Our Moderators

Fred Barnes

Fred Barnes is executive editor of "The Weekly Standard." From 1985 to 1995, he served as senior editor and White House correspondent for the "New Republic." He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the "Washington Star" before moving on to the "Baltimore Sun" in 1979. He served as the national political correspondent for the "Sun" and wrote the Presswatch media column for the "American Spectator."

Barbara Slavin is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of a 2007 book, "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation," she is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS and C-SPAN.
 

Barbara Slavin

Tom DeFrank


Tom DeFrank is a contributing editor at "National Journal." He was "Newsweek’s" White House correspondent for 25 years before serving as Washington bureau chief of the "New York Daily News." Tom, who has a reputation as being one of the best-sourced journalists in Washington, is the author of "Write it When I'm Gone," a book about former President Gerald Ford based on 30 years of private conversations with him. He has covered eight Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
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