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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama travels to promote the agenda for his second term. American Airlines and US Airways merge. And a Senate showdown begins over the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

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Another Senator Announces Retirement Blaming 'Legislative Gridlock'

Conservative Capitol Hill veteran Saxby Chambliss faced recent criticism from the right for seeking a bipartisan compromise on deficit issues, and for being among the first high-level Republicans to question fidelity to Grover Norquist's no-new-taxes pledge after the November elections.
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Did President Obama Misuse MLK's Bible?

The fact that President Obama's second inauguration took place on the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday felt right to many people, but some critics say the comparison is all wrong. Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other news.
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Amid Gun Debate, What Will Actually Protect Kids?

Putting guns in schools may make people think more of Terminator than teaching. But Emily Richmond of the National Education Writers Association says that it's time to step back from the hysteria. She talks to host Michel Martin about practical ways to make schools safer.
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Forget 2016. The Pivotal Year In Politics May Be 2020

We already know demographic trends can drive election results, but what's surprising is how quickly the map could change for good.
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Analysis: Biden Promotes Obama's Gun Control Agenda In Virginia, Sandy Relief Bill Moves Close To Approval

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about Vice President's Biden's trip to Virginia Friday.

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