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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.

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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


March 06, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal, and Tim Mak Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress about downfalls of a possible nuclear deal with Iran, Iraq-ISIS fight over Takrit, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for government business, and Boris Nemtsov’s assassination.


February 27, 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 new tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House over a possible nuclear deal with Iran, ISIS militants’ new advances in Syria, and the New York arrest of three men accused of a plot to aid ISIS.


February 20, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Egypt’s airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State in Libya, and continued fighting in Ukraine after the ceasefire accord.


February 13, 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 debate over war authorization against ISIL in Congress, presidential war powers, the Ukraine/Russia ceasefire accord, and whether or not a nuclear deal with Iran is possible as another deadline approaches.


February 06, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Gopal Ratnam, Senior Staff Writer at Foreign Policy discuss the killing of the Jordanian pilot, is President Obama’s policy working towards defeating ISIS, Secretary of State Kerry’s visit in Kiev, and proposed arming of Ukraine.


January 30, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the clashes between Israel and Hezbollah along the Israel-Lebanon border, President Obama’s visits to India and Saudi Arabia, and growing strains between Russia and the US.


January 23, 2015

Issues in the News

Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the State of the Union Address, President Obama and the Republican Congress, the unrest in Yemen, and the anti-ISIS meeting in London.

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Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia who attended the GCC Summit, May 15, 2015 (Reuters)


 

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter for USA Today, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss the US-Gulf Summit, what’s behind North Korea’s executing of high-level officials, the Vatican’s recognition of Palestine as a new Israeli government takes office, 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.
Frequent Panelists

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

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