Archive for April 2015

That was the week that was

April 27, 2015 - 01:12 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, the death of American hostage Warren Weinstein, the new controversial book on Hillary Clinton, and the bipartisan fist bump.

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American killed by U.S. strike

April 27, 2015 - 01:10 PM
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American Warren Weinstein was one of two hostages killed by a U.S. Counter-terrorism measure.
Now, the deaths are re-igniting the debate about the ethics of drone strikes.

Ben Kamisar, reporter for The Hill, discussed the incident with Capital Insider.

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The Kochs in 2016

April 27, 2015 - 01:09 PM
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The billionaire brothers are known for financially backing the parts of the Republican party.
Now, they are getting involved in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with The Center for Public Integrity, discussed the Koch brothers' plans with Capital Insider.

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Foreign policy in 2016

April 27, 2015 - 01:07 PM
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Earlier this month Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul kicked off his presidential campaign.
Paul believed his non-interventionist stance on foreign policy could win him voters, but the opposite may be true.

Molly O'Toole, politcs reporter for Defense One, discussed the impact of foreign policy on the 2016 presidential campaign with Capital Insider.

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The Trade Promotion Authority debate

April 27, 2015 - 01:03 PM
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Lawmakers are at odds over an agreement that would give President Obama authority to fast track trade deals.
Now, some Democrats are arguing the TPA could hurt American workers.

Lydia DePillis, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the TPA and TPP with Capital Insider.

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Showdown in Yemen

April 23, 2015 - 02:17 PM
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Nine U.S. Navy ships are in the Gulf of Aden, preparing to intercept vessels carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels. But is this too much of an aggressive act against Iran?

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the U.S. Military action with Capital Insider.

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The internet tax debate

April 23, 2015 - 02:13 PM
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The FCC is facing a lot of criticism about the possibility that Net Neutrality could cost taxpayers. The issue centers around the Universal Service Fund Program.

David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the FCC with Capital Insider.

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Net Neutrality Lawsuits

April 23, 2015 - 02:11 PM
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Internet providers have filed lawsuits against the governments new net neutrality measures. How will the case play out in the long run?

Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the new rules with Capital Insider.

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Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

April 23, 2015 - 02:10 PM
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Hillary continues her campaign travels in New Hampshire this week. Back in 2008, a primary victory in the state kept Clintons candidacy alive, but will she be able to win over residents for the second time?

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the 2016 elections with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 20, 2015 - 12:49 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist David Mercer break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, Hillary Clinton's first week of campaigning, Gov. Chris Christie's big promises, and Sen. Rand Paul's comical fundraising tactics.

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The ISIS shift

April 17, 2015 - 02:05 PM
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Iraqi officials are warning that a key city could fall to ISIS. Now, the momentum is shifting against the U.S. lead coalition fighting the group.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed ISIS and Iran with Capital Insider.

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Innovation in government

April 17, 2015 - 02:04 PM
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The Partnership for Public Service has recently released it's innovation report. NASA continues to get the highest rank.

Tom Fox, our Federal Coach with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed how managers can improve innovation with Capital Insider.

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Duplication in government

April 17, 2015 - 02:01 PM
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The GAO has released a new report highlighting fragmentation, duplication, and overlap across federal agencies. Now, they're suggesting new ways to improve efficiency and save money.

Nicole Clowers, director of financial markets and community investment issues with the GAO, discussed the report with Capital Insider.

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Military prediction machines

April 17, 2015 - 02:00 PM
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Humans create more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. Now, the Pentagon is looking for ways to process the data to predict events.

Patrick Tucker, technology editor for Defense One, discussed the military's prediction machine plus new age sensors with Capital Insider.

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The export import bank

April 17, 2015 - 01:55 PM
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The Export-Import Bank's charter is about to expire. While Republicans want to let it run out, Democrats are pushing for an extension.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the establishment's fate with Capital Insider.

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Hillary Clinton and business

April 17, 2015 - 01:53 PM
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The Democratic candidate is focusing on small businesses and is open to revamping the Affordable Care Act. Does Hillary Clinton's stance on these issues follow party lines when it comes to her economic policies?

J.D. Harrison, reporter for the Washington Post, discussed Clinton's business policies on Capital Insider.

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Problems at the IRS

April 15, 2015 - 05:31 PM
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The IRS commissioner is blaming Congress for budget problems at the agency. Have they be able to keep up with the massive amounts of tax returns this week despite under-funding?

Francis Rose, host of "In-depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio 1500 AM, discussed the IRS issue with Capital Insider.

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It's official

April 15, 2015 - 05:29 PM
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While the whole nation knew the Democratic party favorite would be running for President, no one expected Hillary Clinton's short, low-profile announcement. What is the public saying about her campaign approach?

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, discussed the presidential election with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 15, 2015 - 02:19 PM
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Conservative Columnist Terry Jeffery and Democratic Strategist Erikka Knuti break down the week in politics.

In this installment they discuss, Hillary Clinton's big announcement, the growing list of GOP presidential hopefuls and the Iranian nuclear deal.

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Cashing in on 2016

April 15, 2015 - 02:18 PM
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Since senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul announced their presidential nominations, Super PAC's have been working hard to reel in money for the costly campaigns. Cruz alone was able to raise $31 million in just a week.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed presidential campaigns with Capital Insider.

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