Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.
In this installment they debate the Keystone XL Pipeline, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's fundraising campaign, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's awkward hug at the Dallas Cowboys' first playoff game.
New research indicates that students pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments do. That's in stark contrast to the 1970s -- when states supplied public colleges with nearly 75-percent of their funding.
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed that and other financial issues with Capital Insider.
Administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) at the Department of Homeland Security has been a problem for the better part of a decade. AUO costs the agency hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
David Maurer, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed the systemic problem with Capital Insider.
The GOP assumed control of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday and set the stage for another round of fierce partisan battles. At issue: health care, immigration, and key environmental and business regulations.
Ryan Alexander, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, followed the money for Capital Insider.
Russia's annexation of Crimea and separatist violence in Eastern Ukraine prompted sanctions from the United States and the European Union. Those sanctions hit Russian banks, oil companies, and food sellers. But now, they appear to be cutting both ways -- hurting Russia and big European companies.
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor discussed the relationship between sanctions, security, and the world economy with Capital Insider.
In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans assumed control of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday. But divided government is still on full display -- even within the GOP ranks -- with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as "exhibit A."
Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the 114th Congress with Capital Insider.