Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler discuss President Obama's inaugural address, Beyonce-gate, the White House cabinet shuffle, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's final hearing.
During his inaugural address, President Obama touched on some of the tax-related challenges of his second term.
"We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time," he said. "We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher."
David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the speech and other issues on Capital Insider.
This week, top military leaders issued a stark warning to Congress: "You've pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis."
The letter -- signed by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, and Joint Chiefs of Staff -- says the threat of automatic budget cuts and the failure to pass a 2013 defense budget put the Pentagon at risk of a "hollow force."
John Donnelly, senior writer and editor of "Executive Briefing Defense" for CQ Roll Call, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.