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August 30, 2014

Issues in the News

Join us each week as prominent Washington D.C. correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


August 23, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the US airstrikes in Iraq and ISIS killing of the US journalist, the collapse of truce talks between Israel and Hamas, violence in Ukraine, and the racial divide in the US.


August 16, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Jonathan Landay, National Security & Intelligence Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the US military and humanitarian mission in Iraq, Russia’s “aid” convoy for Ukraine, and Hillary Clinton’s criticism of President Obama’s Syria policy.


August 09, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse, and Tim Mak Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the US airstrikes in Iraq, Russia’s retaliatory sanctions, Hamas-Israel fragile cease-fire, and the US-Africa Summit.


August 02, 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 Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the Israel – Hamas conflict, US & EU expended economic sanctions against Russia, and US politics.


July 26, 2014

Issues in the News

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.


July 19, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Jazeera Satellite TV discuss the shooting of the Malaysian plane in Eastern Ukraine and the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the US airstrikes in Iraq and ISIS killing of the US journalist, the collapse of truce talks between Israel and Hamas, violence in Ukraine, and the racial divide in the US.

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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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Abderrahim Foukara:  Al Jazeera, Olivier Knox: Yahoo! News, Hilary Krieger: The Washington Post, David Rennie: The Economist, Tim Mak: The Daily Beast

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