Archive for November 2014

The lame duck Congress

November 12, 2014 - 03:44 PM
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With the midterms now over, Congress is back in session. Will the new government be able to come to an agreement on a 2015 budget?

Steve Ellis, vice president Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the issues Congress must decide on with Capital Insider.

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The pivot to Asia

November 12, 2014 - 03:42 PM
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The White has focused their attention on strengthening ties with Asia, which could have a long term positive impact on the U.S. economy. Also, an agreement must be reached soon with Iran nuclear weapons talks, but there has yet to be any sign of a compromise.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed America's role in international agreements with Capital Insider.

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Obama heads to Asia

November 12, 2014 - 03:37 PM
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President Obama is in Asia to promote a potential trade agreement. It's an alliance the new GOP leadership could support.

Francis Rose, host of In-Depth with Francis Rose, discussed Obama's trip and the overhaul at the VA with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was: Midterm edition, Pt. 2

November 10, 2014 - 02:01 PM
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Republican Strategists Jack Burkman and Cherylyn Harley LeBon along with Democratic Strategists Richard Fowler and Erikka Knuti break down the midterm 2014 elections.

In part two of this installment, they discuss race to the White House, Hillary Clinton's chances in 2016, and the GOP's presidential ambitions.

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That was the week that was: Midterm edition, Pt. 1

November 10, 2014 - 01:58 PM
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Republican Strategists Jack Burkman and Cherylyn Harley LeBon along with Democratic Strategists Richard Fowler and Erikka Knuti break down the midterm 2014 elections.

In part one of this installment, they discuss the GOP takeover, Obama's response, and the issue of immigration.

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Politics of tech policy

November 7, 2014 - 02:13 PM
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The issue of net neutrality was barely mentioned in this year's campaign cycle. With a new governing body of the Senate, the issue could pick up momentum.

Brian Fung, technology reporter with the Washington Post, discussed the future impact of net neutrality on Capital Insider.

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Cost of the midterms

November 7, 2014 - 02:10 PM
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Republicans have taken back control of the Senate after eight years of Democratic control. The GOP spent significantly more than their counterparts, could this have played a role in their success?

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed cost of the elections with Capital Insider.

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Republicans take control of the Senate

November 6, 2014 - 02:15 PM
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Republicans are claiming victory after Tuesday's midterm elections. Now, President Obama has said he is eager to work with the conservative lawmakers to end gridlock in Washington.

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, discussed the midterms and their implications with Capital Insider.

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Politics and federal unions

November 5, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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Federal employee organizations have spent millions in support of political candidates that may support agency workers. Depending on who takes control of the Senate, federal workers may see a change in their work environments.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist at The Washington Post, discussed Senate impact on government employees with Capital Insider.

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Who will take the Senate?

November 5, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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As voters head to the polls, several Senate races are still too close to call. What will the results say about Obama's policies?

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the midterm elections with Capital Insider.

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