Archive for category Watch the Show October 2014

That was the week that was

October 14, 2014 - 02:01 PM
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Republican Strategist Ann Marie Hauser and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the Ebola outbreak, Obama's handling of ISIS, and the Palin family brawl.

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Big businesses, little transparency

October 10, 2014 - 03:40 PM
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A new report looked at the political transparency of major companies like Netflix, Whole Foods, and Walmart. While many corporations remain quiet about who they support politically, some are calling for greater transparency.

David Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the business side of political contributions with Capital Insider.

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Identifying jihadists

October 10, 2014 - 03:36 PM
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The FBI is asking the public to help identify ISIS members believed to be from North America. Now, FBI Director James Comey, has expressed more concern for unknown U.S. citizens joining the terrorist group.

Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed how the Defense Department is tracking potential threats with Capital Insider.

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Countdown to the midterms

October 9, 2014 - 02:36 PM
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Americans will head to the polls in less than 30 days, and both sides of the aisle are in campaign overdrive.

What's at stake this November?

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor with The Hill, discussed the races to watch in the upcoming election with Capital Insider.

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The downgrade by the IMF

October 9, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund gave yet another bleak assessment of the world economy. The news sent U.S. stocks spiraling.

Ylan Mui, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the possibility of a recession with Capital Insider.

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Slowing the tide of inversions

October 8, 2014 - 07:22 PM
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The Treasury Department has revealed new rules to make inversion less profitable. Now, some say the real problem is the corporate tax rate.

David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the economic impact of inversion with Capital Insider.

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ISIS domestic and abroad

October 8, 2014 - 07:18 PM
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Another American has been arrested for attempting to join ISIS. Now, authorities must determine who poses an actual threat and who is just pretending to support the terrorist organization.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed ISIS as a growing threat with Capital Insider.

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The cyber terror threat

October 7, 2014 - 01:27 PM
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ISIS has made its presence known on the internet, through highly produced propaganda videos. Now, officials are growing increasingly concerned about their ability to launch cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure.

Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the organizations technological capabilities and the Pentagon's preparedness with Capital Insider.

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Women in the workplace

October 7, 2014 - 01:25 PM
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Federal hiring of females has dropped drastically over the past decade. A new report says the Obama administration's push to hire veterans could be part of the problem.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the latest MSPB report and the shake up at the Secret Service with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

October 6, 2014 - 01:41 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the shake up at the Secret Service, Obama's fumble on ISIS, and Hillary Clinton's new title.

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The IRS and fraud

October 6, 2014 - 01:40 PM
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In 2013, the IRS estimates it paid more than $5 billion in identity theft refunds. The agency also said it prevented another $24 billion from being spent.

James White, director of tax issues with the GAO, discussed the problem of identity theft fraud and how to prevent it with Capital Insider.

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Shake up at the Secret Service

October 6, 2014 - 01:39 PM
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The first female head of the Secret Service has resigned amid scathing criticism for mulitple security lapses. Now, many are questioning the culture within the agency.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed the shake up at the Secret Service and the on-going airstrikes against ISIS with Capital Insider.

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The power of the dollar

October 2, 2014 - 07:26 PM
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New reports indicate the currency is at its strongest level since 2008. Meanwhile, the stock market enters October on a negative note, after a rough September.

Danielle Douglas, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the state of the economy with Capital Insider.

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Secret Service Director Pierson resigns

October 2, 2014 - 07:23 PM
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After intense questioning on Capitol Hill, Julia Pierson has stepped down as head of the Secret Service. Now, more questions arise about the safety of President Obama.

Cristina Marcos, reporter for The Hill, discussed the sudden resignation with Capital Insider.

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The F-35 and Congress

October 1, 2014 - 06:41 PM
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Earlier this month, the Pentagon sent a request to Congress that would speed up the purchase of eight fighter jets. A few days later, the proposal was rejected.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the F-35 and the upcoming midterm elections with Capital Insider.

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The President's safety

October 1, 2014 - 06:39 PM
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On Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled on Capitol Hill. Now, more questions surround the compentency of the Secret Service.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the agency and the on-going fight with ISIS on Capital Insider.

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