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A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including more revelations over NSA surveillance programs; July unemployment numbers; and what Congress managed to accomplish before its summer recess.
Ruth Marcus, columnist for The Washington Post, responds to a caller and explains why she says Anthony Weiner's continued run for New York City mayor is "deeply not in the best interests" of his son. "I'm sorry you found it presumptuous, but I think that is actually what columnists do -- we presume to opine on others for better or for worse," Marcus said in response to the listener.