The Obama administration has celebrated a small victory, after air strikes helped Kurdish fighters gain control of a key dam in Mosul. Now, a new poll shows a majority of Americans approve of the on-going strikes in Iraq, but a growing number are concerned the U.S. may become too involved.
Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke Macgregor group, discussed mission creep and the turmoil in Asia with Capital Insider.
The situation in Ferguson, Mo., has gained national attention, but it's also shed light on the militarization of the police. In 1996, the NDAA included a section that allowed the Defense Department to transfer property to local authorities.
Steve Ellis, vice president of the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the DoD's 1033 program and the push for tax reform with Capital Insider.
After Capitol Hill's five week break, lawmakers will need to get to work on a continuing resolution that will fund the government in 2015. Although partisan politics is at an all time high, many are skeptical another shutdown is in the future.
Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed what federal workers need to keep an eye on come September with Capital Insider.
On Tuesday, a convoy of 280 Russian trucks packed with supplies made its way toward the eastern part of Ukraine. Kiev says it will only allow the goods to cross the Ukrainian border if the International Red Cross approves.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, author of the new book "The Last Line," discussed that and other national security issues with Capital Insider.
Despite increasing volume -- and charging consumers more money to send mail -- the U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this Spring. The agency blamed higher employee pay, and higher costs for their benefits.
David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed that and other top tax topics with Capital Insider.