Archive for category Watch the Show January 2015

Paying for the internet

January 28, 2015 - 02:08 PM
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Over the years Congress has extended a bill that would ban state governments from imposing an internet access tax. Now, there's a growing interest in making the ban permanent.

Michi Iljazi, communications and policy manager for Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act with Capital Insider.

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Cozying up with India

January 28, 2015 - 01:54 PM
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have wrapped a three day trip to India. The trip has garnered a lot of attention, especially from China.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, discussed that and other foreign policy implications with Capital Insider.

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President Obama visits India

January 27, 2015 - 01:56 PM
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to India to foster ties with the region. The visit comes just after analysts predicted India's economy would outpace China's by 2016.

Kevin Cirilli, reporter with The Hill, discussed the implications of the trip with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

January 26, 2015 - 02:27 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 the President Obama's State of the Union, House Speaker John Boehner's breach in protocol, and the crowded race to the White House.

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Suing the EPA

January 26, 2015 - 02:21 PM
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The average American citizen can sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to meet deadlines. Now, the Congress is looking at how these cases impact the agency's mission.

Alfredo Gomez, director of natural resources and environment issues with the GAO, discussed the lawsuits with Capital Insider.

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The nation's foreign policy strategy

January 26, 2015 - 02:19 PM
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During his State of the Union, President Obama called for stepped up action against ISIS, without being dragged into a ground war. Now, some Republican lawmakers are saying his plan isn't enough.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the nation's foreign policy strategy with Capital Insider.

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An update on the housing market

January 22, 2015 - 02:36 PM
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A growing number of Americans have a positive outlook on the nation's economy. Now, the growth may be translating to the housing market.

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, director of the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, discussed the state of real estate with Capital Insider.

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DARPA's new request

January 22, 2015 - 02:34 PM
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The agency has issued a Broad Agency Announcement looking for more agile UAVs. The goal is to develop more bird-like drones.

Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the BAA with Capital Insider.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

January 22, 2015 - 02:33 PM
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The initiative was created after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program expired at the end of December, but its back again.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed TRIP with Capital Insider.

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The State of the Union

January 22, 2015 - 02:32 PM
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The Obama administration has spent much of the last few weeks unveiling policies he addressed in Tuesday night's speech. The address comes at a crucial time for the Democratic party.

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, previewed the president's speech with Capital Insider.

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Digital services and federal agencies

January 22, 2015 - 02:30 PM
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The Office of Management and Budget is setting a deadline for agencies to develop their own digital services groups. The program change will impact the way the government uses technology.

Francis Rose, host of "In-depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed the initiative with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

January 11, 2015 - 02:30 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 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.

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FBI details North Korea's ties to Sony hack

January 9, 2015 - 05:30 PM
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This week, FBI Director James Comey addressed a cybersecurity conference in New York. Comey said he's confident that North Korea was behind the brazen attack.

The Obama Administration wants to challenge skeptics who don't believe the Hermit Kingdom was involved.

Col. Cedric Leighton, a retired military intelligence officer and president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed the FBI's evidence with Capital Insider.

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Charlie Hebdo victims remembered as "fearless" satirists

January 9, 2015 - 05:20 PM
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Cartoonists and comedians around the world are describing the satirists killed at French magazine "Charlie Hebdo" as among the most fearless in the business.

Abby Phillip, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed reaction to the attack and it's first amendment implications with Capital Insider.

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The cost of attending public universities

January 8, 2015 - 06:55 PM
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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.

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DHS tries to clean up a systemic problem with overtime pay

January 8, 2015 - 06:50 PM
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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.

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Tax reform is feasible in the 114th Congress

January 7, 2015 - 04:40 PM
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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.

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Sanctions, security, and the world economy

January 7, 2015 - 04:35 PM
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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.

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Lawmakers return to Washington

January 7, 2015 - 11:45 AM
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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.

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That was the week that was

January 5, 2015 - 04:15 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 Obama administration's action against North Korea, allegations of racism against Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), and new presidential poll numbers on former Florda Gov. Jeb Bush (R).

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