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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.


July 12, 2014

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 escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza, the controversy over President Obama’s handling the children crossing the US border with Mexico, the friction between the US and Germany over spying allegations, and the World Cup finals.


July 05, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for al –Monitor.com and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Hilary Krieger, an editor for the Washington Post’s Opinions section, discuss the rising tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the wake of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers and alleged revenge killing of a Palestinian youth, the ongoing crisis in Iraq as ISIS continues to gain ground and changes its name to the Islamic State, the drive for independence by Iraqi Kurds, and President Obama’s vow to use executive power to enact immigration reform.


June 28, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for al –Monitor.com and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse (AFP), discuss US diplomatic efforts to combat ISIL, the al-Qaida offshoot gaining ground in Iraq, Syria and Iran’s involvement on behalf of embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Cairo’s convictions of  journalists on dubious charges of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, and an update on US politics in the wake of key primary elections and a lawsuit by House Speaker John Boehner against President Obama’s alleged excessive use of executive orders.


June 21, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for al –Monitor.com and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Hilary Krieger, an editor for the Washington Post’s Opinions Section and Jonathan Landay, National and Intelligence Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, discuss the crisis in Iraq and President Obama’s decision to send military advisors while also pressing for a political solution, Iran nuclear talks and Tehran’s role in Iraq and Syria, Russia’s role in instigating violence in Eastern Ukraine and the significance of the capture of the suspected leader of the 2012 deadly assault of the US consulate in Benghazi. 


June 14, 2014

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of The Economist, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unexpected defeat in a Republican primary, Islamist militants advances in Iraq, the latest violence in Pakistan, and Brazil and the World Cup.
 

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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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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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