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June 07, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Chris Moody, Political Reporter for Yahoo! News, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, G-7 Summit, D-Day commemorations in France, and the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown.
 


May 31, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss President Obama foreign policy speech, Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi victory, a successful presidential election in Ukraine, and the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.


May 24, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of The Economist, and Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse discuss the China – Russia gas deal, India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the situation in Ukraine, and US politics.
 


May 17, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera TV , and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the coal mine disaster in Turkey and what it means for Prime Minister  Erdogan’s political future, the controversy over Syria chemical weapons deal, Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, and the climate change.
 


May 10, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s apparent shift in policy towards Ukraine while the country descends into more violence, Syrian rebels’ evacuation from Homs, the US offer to help find kidnapped girls from Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the climate change study.
 


May 03, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the new sanctions imposed on Russia and increasing crisis in Ukraine, President Obama’s trip to Asia, and Iraqi elections.
 


April 26, 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 for The Economist discuss the growing tensions between the US and Russia, President Obama’s trip to Asia, and the Fatah-Hamas accord.
 

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Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Jonathan Landay, National Security & Intelligence Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers discuss the latest developments in Gaza, the situation in Ukraine after the downing of MH17, Iraq’s new government, and ISIS latest advances there.

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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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