Archive for January 2014

Dark money

January 31, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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Since 2010, U.S. companies have funneled millions into political nonprofits. Now, a new investigation has uncovered where the money has gone.

Michael Beckel, reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed who's pulling the strings in Washington with Capital Insider.

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Raising the federal minimum wage

January 30, 2014 - 01:30 PM
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President Obama said he would issue an executive order raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10. On its face, the new policy doesn't seem outlandish, but it is cause for worry in the contracting community.

Jill Aitoro, senior staff writer for the Washington Business Journal, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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An update on Al-Qaeda

January 30, 2014 - 01:28 PM
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There are growing terrorist strong holds in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Now, terror groups are spreading to other parts of the globe.

J.J. Green, national security correspondent for WTOP radio, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Reflections from Egypt

January 30, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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Egyptians are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of a political revolution, and waiting to elect a new leader.

Is democracy working in the country?

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.), senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The SOTU and taxpayers

January 30, 2014 - 01:16 PM
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Before his State of the Union, President Obama announced he would raise federal minimum wage. The deal may not help taxpayers.

David Williams, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Contractor leadership changes

January 30, 2014 - 01:14 PM
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Over the past year, the U.S. defense industry has seen a lot of turnover. Now, several senior leaders have announced their departure.

Nick Wakeman, editor-in-chief of Washington Technology, discussed the generational shift in the industry with Capital Insider.

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Federal employees and the State of the Union

January 30, 2014 - 01:12 PM
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On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the nation. He continued his push for income inequality, but federal workers want more.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary Columnist for The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

January 27, 2014 - 02:17 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine review the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate Huckabee's comments on women, President Obama's war on inequality, and Sen. Marco Rubio's trip to South Korea.

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Diplomacy in Syria

January 27, 2014 - 02:02 PM
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World leaders are gathered in Geneva, trying to end the Syrian civil war. It's a conflict that's left more than 100,000 people dead and millions displaced.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The State of The Union

January 27, 2014 - 02:00 PM
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On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his annual speech. The administration hopes it will add vitality to an otherwise lackluster second term.

Justin Sink, staff writer for The Hill, discussed what to expect with Capital Insider.

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Personal data and GPS devices

January 23, 2014 - 03:31 PM
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Over the past year, privacy has become a hot issue. Computers and cell phones are usually the biggest source of intrusions, but GPS data is just as private.

Lori Rectanus, director of physical infrastructure issues with the GAO, discussed location data and personal privacy with Capital Insider.

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The spending bill and the Pentagon

January 23, 2014 - 02:31 PM
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Last Friday, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus measure that will fund the government. It gives the Defense Department $572 billion, but some are saying its not enough.

John Donnelly, editor of Executive Briefing Defense, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Earmarks and the spending bill

January 22, 2014 - 07:41 PM
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On Friday, President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion measure to fund the government. The appropriations committee swears there's no pork, but some lawmakers have a different perspective.

Ryan Alexander, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed earmarks and the spending bill with Capital Insider.

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Afghanistan's government

January 22, 2014 - 07:39 PM
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By the end of this year nearly 40,000 U.S. Troops are expected to leave the area. Many analysts warn pulling out could create more problems for the country.

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, discussed that an other topics with Capital Insider.

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Breaking down NSA reforms

January 21, 2014 - 06:06 PM
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Last week, President Obama announced changes to the National Security Agency. His goal was to strike a balance between security and personal privacy.

Allan Friedman, Ph.D., visiting scholar at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute at George Washington University, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The trillion dollar spending bill

January 21, 2014 - 06:03 PM
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Last week, the President signed off on an omnibus budget. It will fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year and avert a government shutdown.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose", discussed the winners and losers of the spending bill with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

January 20, 2014 - 02:00 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler review the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate President Obama's NSA reforms, the $1 trillion spending bill, and the Benghazi report.

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Budget issues and the FEC

January 17, 2014 - 04:09 PM
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This week, congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill. It will fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year, ending the threat of more shutdowns.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Security in Sochi

January 17, 2014 - 04:07 PM
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Next month, the winter olympic games will kick off in the seaside Russian town. This week, the U.S. is sending diplomatic security agents to help bolster protection.

Dan Verton, cyber and national security reporter for FedScoop, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The housing market

January 16, 2014 - 02:26 PM
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New mortgage rules could re-model the industry. Proponents of the change say it will create sustainable home ownership and prevents another market meltdown.

Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., director of the Center for Housing Policy, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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