Archive for April 2014

Unrest in eastern Ukraine

April 9, 2014 - 02:21 PM
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Weeks after Russia took over Crimea, pro-Russian forces continue to cause problems. Now, Put is warning Ukraine there could be a civil war.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.), senior fellow with The London Center for Policy Research, discussed the continuing unrest in Ukraine.

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The future of UAVs

April 8, 2014 - 02:03 PM
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Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced it would scale down the number of troops and focus more on technology. Now, several projects are being developed to make drones the future of the nation's defense strategy.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed the development of the next wave of drones with Capital Insider.

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The federal civil service system

April 8, 2014 - 02:01 PM
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A new report by the Partnership for Public Service says agency practices are obsolete and outdated. Now, the recommendations to fix the system are getting push back from federal employee unions.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed how to fix the federal civil service system with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 7, 2014 - 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 Obamacare's 7 million enrollees, moderates in the GOP party, and Sen. Ted Cruz' book deal.

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An updated on the ACA

April 4, 2014 - 05:04 PM
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This week, the White House celebrated a victory, more than 7 million Americans have enrolled through the healthcare exchanges. Now, many Republicans are saying the win will be short lived.

Emily Ethridge, staff writer for CQ Roll Call, discussed the next steps for Obamacare with Capital Insider.

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The shooting at Ft. Hood

April 4, 2014 - 05:01 PM
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This is the second shooting incident at the base in 5 years. Now, many are wondering if Ft. Hood has a security problem

J.J. Green, national security correspondent with WTOP, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Costs of statehood

April 3, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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Puerto Rico has been a U.S. Territory for more than a century. Now, a new report is shedding light on the cost of making it the 51st state.

Chris Mihm, managing director of strategic issues with the Government Accountability Office, discussed the issue of statehood with Capital Insider.

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Caterpillar's tax issue

April 3, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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Earlier this week, a Senate report found that the manufacturing company had avoided paying billions in U.S. Taxes. The report also confirmed that Caterpillar did not violate any laws.

Danielle Douglas, financial reporter for The Washington Post, discussed tax avoidance with Capital Insider.

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The politics of climate change

April 2, 2014 - 03:36 PM
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This week, the United nations released a report on Global Warming. In it, a dire warning to reduce pollution before it's too late.

Timothy Cama, reporter for The Hill, discussed why the environment has become such a politicized issue with Capital Insider.

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The tax extenders package

April 2, 2014 - 03:32 PM
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Congress wants to pass a bill prolonging tax breaks for special interest groups. They also want to delay cuts to doctor reimbursements under Medicare.

Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Apple vs. Samsung

April 1, 2014 - 01:40 PM
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The tech giants are back in court over alleged patent violations. Now, Samsung is dragging Google into the case.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Wasteful Army spending

April 1, 2014 - 01:37 PM
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A recent report shows empty service facilities are costing taxpayers $500 million per year. Shutting down facilities could save money, but some lawmakers are against it.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose", discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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