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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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The future of U.S. patents according to Priceline.com

January 7, 2015 - 11:40 AM
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Jay Walker, founder of Priceline.com, wants to fix the U.S. patent system. He's trying to build a neutral, third-party utility from the ground up.

Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed his recent interview with Walker on 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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