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Friday August 28, 2015

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss the global stocks tumble and China’s economy, the migrant crisis in Europe, the 10th anniversary of Katrina, and US politics.


August 21, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Said Arikat, Washington Correspondent & Political Analyst for Al-Quds Daily Newspaper, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss ISIS violence in Syria, the freeing of the Palestinian prisoner, the continuation of the Iranian deal debate, and US politics.


August 14, 2015

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Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss China explosions and the devaluation of yuan, the anti-corruption measures in Iraq, re-opening of the US Embassy in Cuba, and US politics.


August 07, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the fallout from the first GOP presidential debate.


July 31, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss Turkey’s two-front war against Kurdish militants and ISIS, a debate over the Iran deal in US Congress, Russia’s veto of the MH17 resolution at the UN, and US politics.


July 24, 2015

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Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss a debate over the Iran deal in US Congress, the opening of the Cuban Embassy inWashington, and US politics.


July 17, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the Iran deal and its political implications, the Greek deal, and the Chattanooga shooting.


July 10, 2015

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Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter for USA Today discuss the Greek crisis, sticking points in the stalled nuclear negotiations with Iran and challenges to the US strategy to combat the so-called Islamic state or ISIL.

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Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss China explosions and the devaluation of yuan, the anti-corruption measures in Iraq, re-opening of the US Embassy in Cuba, and US politics.

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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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