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Face the Nation Diary

Face the Nation Diary brings you the latest political news and analysis from CBS News’ John Dickerson. Subscribe for the latest on what’s going on in Washington, around the country, and across the globe - and how it could impact you

Episodes

  • The Bottom Line: A Fond Farewell

    Jan 13 2018

    A note to our listeners in this final edition of the Face the Nation Diary.

  • The Bottom Line: Try Saying Fire and Fury Three Times Fast

    Jan 06 2018

    It was the week of Fire and Fury. That was the name of an explosive new book by Michael Wolff or it was a book about the reality of American politics we've been experiencing for the last year? Fire and Fury was fortunately not the title of taunts about North Korea this week. The rhetoric was hot, but for the first time in a while, we saw cooling.

  • The Bottom Line: Republicans Deliver Big Tax Cuts in Time for Christmas

    Dec 23 2017

    It's a win for the president. 2017 ends with that elusive legislative victory for the president and his party. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Democrats Win in Deep Red Alabama and Republicans Get a Tax Break

    Dec 16 2017

    Democrat Doug Jones inches past controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election while Republicans in D.C. rally around a tax bill. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Moore Now than Ever

    Dec 09 2017

    The president and Republican National Committee embrace Roy Moore, the Democrats pressure Al Franken and John Conyers to resign. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Flynn Flips and Tax Cuts Advance

    Dec 03 2017

    Tax cuts are coming and men are leaving-- their media, Hollywood and corporate suites-- men who have sexually assaulted women are losing their jobs. Also, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn enters a guilty plea for lying to the FBI. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Sex and Taxes

    Nov 18 2017

    The most consequential economic legislation since the Affordable Care Act is making its speedy way through Congress as Republicans advance a tax reform proposal. Meanwhile, the reckoning with the past sexual behaviors of men in power continued again this week as Washington clumsily found its blind way to a new standard, undoing the old rules that allowed for easy and widespread abuse of the other sex. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Democrats Win And Moore

    Nov 11 2017

    A president abroad in Asia left his tough talk about China behind, embracing the global power to present a united front against North Korea. Back home, Democrats rejoiced after election wins. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Indictments, Tax Reform and Terror ahead of Trump's voyage to Asia

    Nov 04 2017

    Special Counsel Robert Muller steps forward into the light, plus a terrorist attack initiates a multi-day response from the president. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Breakup and a Lovefest

    Oct 28 2017

    Love him or leave him was the choice before Republican lawmakers this week as breakaway Senators raised questions about the president's competence and moral standing. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Playing Politics with Gold Star Families

    Oct 21 2017

    It was a week where the corrosive American political debate broke into one of the most sacred spaces of American life while leaders old and new reached for what had gone wrong and how America could get back on track. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Trump Dismantles Obama's Signature Achievements

    Oct 14 2017

    In seven days, the Trump administration launched a gambit aimed at deconstructing his predecessor's legacy. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Sorrow from Las Vegas to Puerto Rico

    Oct 06 2017

    It was a stormy week of sorrow and frustration in America and infighting within the Trump administration. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Will the GOP Get Tax Reform Right?

    Sep 30 2017

    It was a week of scrambling to help Puerto Rico and push tax reform amid the president's latest feud with the NFL.

  • The Bottom Line: Trump vows to destroy North Korea

    Sep 23 2017

    It was a week of hash words from the president aimed at North Korea and harsh words from late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel aimed at Senate Republicans making one last go at passing health care reform. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line on Donald the deal maker

    Sep 15 2017

    President Trump continues to play deal-maker but as he dines and deals with Democrats, he gets tough treatment from some in his own camp. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Deals, Dreamers and Diplomacy

    Sep 09 2017

    The Deal Maker President may have achieved his first bipartisan deal this week by joining with Nancy Pelosi and her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer, on the debt ceiling and government spending - but Republicans weren't happy. The so-called Dreamers weren't happy, either, after the announcement of a policy shift on immigration. And a storm-battered nation faced another monster hurricane approaching Florida. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: The President's Moral Test

    Aug 19 2017

    Every day is a test of the president's ability to succeed as a leader. This week, faced with a test of his moral instinct, President Trump, who built his reputation on bluntness about essential truths, could not speak clearly about racism and bigotry, raising fresh questions about his moral compass, discipline and whether he has irreparably crippled his ability to govern a diverse nation. Plus, the departure of yet another top White House aide. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back...more

  • The Bottom Line: Kelly > Scaramucci

    Aug 05 2017

    The White House re-shuffling continued this week with the departure of Anthony Scaramucci. A new chief of staff brought in military discipline, but news that the special counsel has empaneled a grand jury sent a chill through Trumpworld -- as did more leaks, including leaks of presidential conversations with foreign heads of state. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in review.

  • The Bottom Line: Obamacare stays, Priebus goes

    Jul 29 2017

    The bars that surround the White House protect the president from the public, but this week it felt like they might protect the public from the chaos as it spilled out on the front lawn in the form of ugly disputes involving the president and his top aides. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a dramatic late night vote ended this round of health care reform and left the future of the Affordable Care Act intact but shaky. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson looks back at the week in rev...more