Archive for November 2013

Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service

November 12, 2013 - 07:18 PM
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A new partnership between the online shopping retailer Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service will bring Sunday delivery to consumers. The deal is expected to increase revenue at USPS and enhance customers' shopping experience.

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

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An important week for Obamacare

November 12, 2013 - 07:14 PM
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On Wednesday, some of the Obama administration's top technology officials will testify about healthcare.gov. The hearing will coincide with the first official release of the site's enrollment numbers.

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

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That was the week that was

November 11, 2013 - 04:13 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler review the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate President Obama's apology, the ENDA fight, and Gov. Chris Christie's political future.

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Syria's secret stash

November 11, 2013 - 04:11 PM
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The White House shouldn't pat itself on the back just yet. Recent intelligence reports indicate Syria might be hiding chemical weapons.

J.D. Gordon, executive director for Protect America Today, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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ENDA in Congress

November 11, 2013 - 04:05 PM
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An historic anti-discrimination bill has passed in the Senate. Now, it faces major obstacles in the Republican-led House.

Pete Kasperowicz, staff writer for The Hill, discussed the bill's progress with Capital Insider.

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Elections with big implications

November 6, 2013 - 07:42 PM
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Several states are debating hot-button issues that could ultimately have a national impact.

What could the outcome of these races mean for taxpayers?

David Williams, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed this 2013's big elections with Capital Insider.

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Local races with national influence

November 6, 2013 - 07:38 PM
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a landslide. Many analysts believe his win will set him up for a 2016 presidential run.

Francis Rose, host of "In depth with Francis Rose", discussed that and other races with Capital Insider.

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The rollout of Healthcare.gov

November 6, 2013 - 07:35 PM
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Millions of Americans are beginning to understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act on their family. The White House is scrambling to get the troubled website up and running.

Troy Schneider, editor-in-chief of FCW, discussed program management and Obamacare with Capital Insider.

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TSA and airport security

November 6, 2013 - 07:33 PM
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They've been called the first line of defense for travelers across the country. Now, after the shooting at LAX, Gerardo Hernandez becomes the first agent to die into the line of duty.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, discussed possible problems with the agency's security measures with Capital Insider.

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Lobbyists pull back

November 6, 2013 - 07:28 PM
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The nation's top lobbying entities are spending less money, and many groups are paying less for government interests. More than two-thirds of the top 100 lobbying powerhouses have scaled back, but guns, pharmaceutical, and agricultural groups are spending more.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discusses the reasons for the decrease with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

November 4, 2013 - 02:14 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine review the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate the White House's back step on Obamacare, Iraq's plea for help, and Edward Snowden's new job.

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The slow drip of NSA secrets

November 1, 2013 - 04:40 PM
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Top secret documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden indicate the U.S. spied on 35 world leaders and collected millions of their telephone records. Those leaders expressed outrage, but top U.S. officials say that type of surveillance is in the interest of national security.

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

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Foreign investors and the United States

November 1, 2013 - 04:35 PM
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In the U.S., the field of international investment employs more than 5 million people. It accounts for billions in funding for research and development, and 18 percent of the nation's exported goods.

Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of the Organization for International Investment, discussed the importance of 'foreign direct investment' with Capital Insider.

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