Host Rachel Martin talks with Doyle McManus, Washington editor of the Los Angeles Times, about the week's news, including the alleged NATO attack in Pakistan, continued protests in Egypt and the most recent GOP presidential debate.
Guy Raz speaks with Samer Shehata, professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, about how anger with Egypt's military rulers has prompted more protests, and how elections planned to begin next week may not be enough to quell the unrest.
Guy Raz talks with weekly commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the tough spot Congress is in, observations on the political divide, economic mobility and disagreement over core values.
Monday is the deadline for the supercommittee to announce its deficit-reduction plan. But it's widely expected the bipartisan panel will admit it has failed. Each side is blaming the other for not budging on obstacles to an agreement.
President Obama wrapped up a nine-day trip to Asia today, during which he announced a troop build up in Australia and a rare State Department visit to the isolationist country of Myanmar formerly known as Burma. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host host Laura Sullivan speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, about the trip — as well as other stories from the past week.
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