Archive for June 2015

The end of the Ex-Im Bank

June 30, 2015 - 02:14 PM
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The charter of the more than 80 year old institution expires at midnight on Tuesday. Now, several lawmakers are already working on a way to resurrect the bank.

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the Ex-Im Bank plus the Affordable Care Act with Capital Insider.

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Fallout from the OPM data breach

June 29, 2015 - 02:16 PM
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A month after OPM announced a major data breach, exposing the information of millions of employees, pressure is growing for the head of the agency to resign. Now, 18 Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to President Obama requesting her removal.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, discussed the OPM breach with Capital Insider.

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SCOTUS and the EPA

June 29, 2015 - 02:15 PM
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In a 5-4 decision the Supreme court overturned the Obama Administration's air quality rule. Now, changes to the White House's agenda on the environment will need to change.

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the EPA and the 2016 race to the White House, with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

June 29, 2015 - 02:10 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, two landmark SCOTUS rulings, Hillary Clinton's "all lives matter" comment, and President Obama's heckler.

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Life saving alerts

June 25, 2015 - 01:52 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

Michael Gerber and his team at the National Weather Service are responsible for developing real-time severe weather mobile alerts. Their work is responsible for saving countless lives.

Find out more about his story, here.

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SCOTUS upholds the ACA

June 25, 2015 - 01:51 PM
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The Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The decision constitutes a major victory for the Obama Administration, and a major blow to the Republican party.

Sarah Ferris, health care reporter with The Hill, discussed the ruling with Capital Insider.

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The history of vetting TSA agents

June 24, 2015 - 02:06 PM
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Earlier this month a report by DHS identified several TSA agents with links to terrorism. Now, a new report by the GAO examines how the security failure happened.

Jenny Grover, director of homeland security and justice issues with the GAO, discussed the system flaw with Capital Insider.

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The first Net Neutrality complaint

June 24, 2015 - 02:03 PM
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Less than two weeks after the FCC's new regulations on the internet took effect, one company is already challenging Time Warner Cable. Now, the agency will need to figure out how it will handle the case, and if the new rules even apply.

Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the new complaint and drone regulations with Capital Insider.

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Lobbying for political influence

June 23, 2015 - 02:31 PM
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Billion dollar industries are pouring money into issues on Capitol Hill.

How much are they spending?

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the special interest groups with Capital Insider.

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Money and geopolitics

June 23, 2015 - 02:30 PM
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Recent economic downturn and crisis abroad are raising concerns about a power shift in the East. Now, reports indicate Greece could be cozying up to Russia.

Retired Army Colonel Douglass Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the situation with Capital Insider.

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The OPM breach

June 23, 2015 - 02:29 PM
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Investigators now say the personal information of up to 18 million former and current federal employees may have been compromised in the massive OPM data breach. Now, the OPM's contract for credit monitoring services is coming under fire as the agency's director heads to Capitol Hill this week.

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

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The Obamacare battle

June 22, 2015 - 01:34 PM
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President Obama's signature health care plan is in front of the Supreme Court, as justices decide on the legality of subsidies. Now, the latest decision could put an end to the landmark bill.

Sarah Ferris, healthcare reporter for The Hill, discussed the impending decision with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

June 22, 2015 - 01:33 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, Obama's push for gun control, Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and Jeb Bush's late night TV appearance.

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Enriching the lives of soldiers

June 18, 2015 - 02:07 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

Charles E. Milam, principal director for military community and family policy with the DOD, is responsible for several initiatives to enrich the lives of soldiers and their families stationed overseas.

Find out more about his story, here.

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The 2016 race to the White House

June 18, 2015 - 02:04 PM
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The field of candidates continues to grow, but the latest addition is throwing the Republican party for a loop. Now, many analysts are fact checking Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed Trump's campaign plus the finances of 2016 with Capital Insider.

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Workplace conflict

June 17, 2015 - 01:42 PM
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Friction between coworkers happens all the time in workplace environments.

How can it be resolved?

Tom Fox, The Washington Post's Federal Coach columnist with The Partnership for Public Service, discussed workplace conflict with Capital Insider.

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Putin's nukes

June 17, 2015 - 01:41 PM
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The Russian president has announced he will add more than 40 ICBMs to the country's nuclear arsenal. His pledge comes a few days after the U.S. announces it will station heavy weapons in neighboring NATO nations.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the Center for Policy Research, discussed the situation with Russia, North Korea, and Egypt with Capital Insider.

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The TPA

June 16, 2015 - 02:36 PM
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The House has rejected the Trade Promotion Authority, even after a last minute effort by President Obama to appeal to his own party. Now, other trade deals may be in jeopardy.

Michi Iljazi, communication and policy manager for Taxpayers for Protection Alliance, discussed the TPA and the CBM with Capital Insider.

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Donald Trump announces

June 16, 2015 - 02:33 PM
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Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump has announced he's all in for the 2016 race to the White House. During his 45 minute speech he ridiculed Secretary of State John Kerry, the Obama administration, and discussed his wealth.

Jesse Byrnes, reporter for The Hill, discussed the unscripted campaign announcement with Capital Insider.

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The OPM Breach

June 15, 2015 - 02:26 PM
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One week after OPM announced a major hack into its systems, Congress wants answers. Now, new reports indicate the number affected by the breach could be closer to 14 million.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the upcoming congressional hearing with Capital Insider

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