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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.
 


December 12, 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 aftermath of the CIA Torture Report, the lame duck session of Congress, the end of 10-week unprecedented street demonstrations in Hong Kong, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


December 05, 2014

Issues in the News

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.


November 28, 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 protests spreading across the US after a grand jury’s ruling in Ferguson, Missouri, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation, and the extension of Iran nuclear talks deadline by seven months.


November 21, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter at USA Today discuss President Obama’s decision to use an executive order to advance immigration reform, prospects for a nuclear deal with Iran, the fallout from the Palestinian attack on worshipers in a Jerusalem synagogue, and U.S. progress in degrading ISIL.


November 14, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, Hilary Krieger, Deputy White House Editor at Politico, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss President Obama in Asia and the climate deal with China, how will having a Republican Senate and House affect US foreign policy, is Bashar al-Assad winning in Syria, and new Ebola cases in Africa.


November 08, 2014

Issues in the News

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.


November 01, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com; Chris Moody, Reporter at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the status of combating the Ebola virus, both in West Africa and the US, new strains between the US and Israel, the election outcome in Tunisia, and the US midterm elections.

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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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