Archive for category Watch the Show May 2015

Deep dive into the National Defense Authorization Act

May 13, 2015 - 02:30 PM
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The House Armed Services Committee just introduced the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 -- a comprehensive piece of legislation that would authorize the budget authority of the Defense Department, and spending for national security programs overseen by the Department of Energy.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the bill with Capital Insider.

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North Korea's missile test

May 12, 2015 - 02:37 PM
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U.S. officials are skeptical about North Korea's claims that it successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. Meanwhile, many are calling this a technical breakthrough for the country.

Reitred Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the test plus other defense issues with Capital Insider.

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The reverse retirement wave

May 11, 2015 - 06:07 PM
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30% of the federal workforce will be eligible to retire in 2017, but many aren't leaving. This is part of a growing trend across government.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" discussed the trend and its consequences with Capital Insider.

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The NSA Fight

May 11, 2015 - 06:06 PM
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Last week, a federal appeals court called the NSA's mass phone data collection program illegal. Now, lawmakers are under new pressure to take action.

Julian Hattem, reporter for The Hill, discussed the surveillance program and larger Patriot Act with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

May 11, 2015 - 01:48 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 Jade Helm conspiracy, Clinton's cash allegations, and Carly Fiorina's domain name mishap.

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The 2015 Sammies Finalists

May 11, 2015 - 01:48 PM
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The Samuel J. Heyman Service To America medals honor federal employees who show a commitment to public service. The 2015 finalists have just been announced and Capital Insider will bring you a new finalist every week.

First, Max Stier, president and CEO of The Partnership for Public Service, discussed the award process with Capital Insider.

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Jade Helm 15

May 11, 2015 - 01:47 PM
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The Jade Helm military exercise has caused widespread conspiracy theories and caused a political firestorm in Texas. Now, some 2016 presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue.

Philip Bump, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the politics and the conspiracy with Capital Insider.

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Clinton's Cash

May 11, 2015 - 01:45 PM
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Hillary Clinton is facing tough questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Now, some are wondering if it will impact her 2016 run for President.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with The Center for Public Integrity, discussed the allegations and the politics of Uber with Capital Insider.

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The ISIS problem

May 11, 2015 - 01:43 PM
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ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack on a Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Now, the group is calling it the first ISIS attack on U.S. Soil.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the terrorist group and their tactics with Capital Insider.

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The crowded road to the White House

May 11, 2015 - 01:41 PM
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has jumped into the 2016 race. His announcement comes just one day after two other Republicans throw their names in the ring.

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the growing GOP bench with Capital Insider.

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The Trade Promotion Authority

May 11, 2015 - 01:34 PM
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he will block the TPA until the Senate handles other matters. Now, many say the delay could be detrimental to the U.S. economy.

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the TPA with Capital Insider.

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Innovations in flight

May 6, 2015 - 07:30 PM
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The Air Force and NASA have successfully tested shape-shifting wings. Now, they say the innovation could transform the aviation industry.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed the new technology with Capital Insider.

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Protecting whistleblowers

May 6, 2015 - 07:29 PM
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A new bill is working its way through Congress, that would punish managers for retaliating against employees that report a problem. Now, many whistleblowers are calling it a breakthrough.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary Columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the new measure with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

May 4, 2015 - 02:22 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist David Mercer break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate, the protests in Baltimore, Sen. Bernie Sanders' bid for president, and more scandal plaguing Gov. Chris Christie.

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The DOD's cyber strategy

May 4, 2015 - 02:20 PM
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled the agency's plan to counteract the growing cyber threat. Now, DOD will focus on growing its cyber command force as a way to fight the continuing threat.

Sean Lyngaas, cybersecurity reporter with FCW, discussed the strategy with Capital Insider.

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The draw of Silicon Valley

May 4, 2015 - 02:19 PM
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The intelligence community has been reaching out to Silicon Valley, looking for innovation. Now, others within the Obama administration are getting in on the action.

Jill Aitoro, senior staff reporter, with the Washington Business Journal, discussed the trend with Capital Insider.

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DOE loans

May 4, 2015 - 02:18 PM
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The Department of Energy's loan program portfolio totals more than $25 billion. The funds are slated to help projects on nuclear, solar, and wind power alternatives.

Frank Rusco, director of natural resources and environmental issues with the GAO, discussed the program and risk of loan default with Capital Insider.

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The battle over NSA reform

May 4, 2015 - 02:17 PM
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed major changes to the surveillance agency. Now, Congress is working against the clock to get new measures in place before they expire in June.

Elise Viebeck, cybersecurity reporter for The Hill, discussed the proposed changes with Capital Insider.

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