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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


July 03, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Tom Defrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, and Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor for CNN Politics Digital discuss prospects for a nuclear deal with Iran given the extension of the talks, the imminent opening of the US Embassy in Cuba, the Greek crisis and political violence in Egypt.


June 26, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist for the Economist, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Jazeera Satellite TV, discuss the significance and politics of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of a key provision of Obamacare, the debate over the display of the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston church massacre, US forward deployment in Europe to deter Russia’s aggression and the implications of a possible extension of the June 30 deadline to complete a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.


June 19, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., Pope’s encyclical on the global warming, Russia’s increase in its nuclear arsenal, and the collapse of Palestinian unity government.


June 12, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor for CNN Politics, and David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist for The Economist discuss President Obama’s decision to send more US troops to Iraq, the allegations that Israel is behind bugging talks on Iran’s nuclear program, and the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership in US Congress.


June 05, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics discuss the USA Freedom Act, the FIFA scandal, new Russian threats in Ukraine, and Hillary Clinton’s latest polling.


May 29, 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 FIFA scandal, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s claim that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of Ramadi, and President Obama’s immigration overhaul – on hold.


May 22, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist discuss the Islamic States’ gains in Iraq and Syria and the US strategy to fight it, the declassified files found in bin Laden’s compound, and US politics.

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President Obama decided to send more US troops to Iraq to fight ISIS June 30, 2015 (Reuters)


 

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor for CNN Politics, and David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist for The Economist discuss  President Obama’s decision to send more US troops to Iraq, the allegations that Israel is behind bugging talks on Iran’s nuclear program, and the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership in US Congress.

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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: POLITICO, David Rennie: The Economist, Tim Mak: The Daily Beast

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