Archive for April 2015

The internet tax debate

April 23, 2015 - 02:13 PM
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The FCC is facing a lot of criticism about the possibility that Net Neutrality could cost taxpayers. The issue centers around the Universal Service Fund Program.

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

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Net Neutrality Lawsuits

April 23, 2015 - 02:11 PM
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Internet providers have filed lawsuits against the governments new net neutrality measures. How will the case play out in the long run?

Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the new rules with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 20, 2015 - 12:49 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, Hillary Clinton's first week of campaigning, Gov. Chris Christie's big promises, and Sen. Rand Paul's comical fundraising tactics.

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Innovation in government

April 17, 2015 - 02:04 PM
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The Partnership for Public Service has recently released it's innovation report. NASA continues to get the highest rank.

Tom Fox, our Federal Coach with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed how managers can improve innovation with Capital Insider.

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Duplication in government

April 17, 2015 - 02:01 PM
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The GAO has released a new report highlighting fragmentation, duplication, and overlap across federal agencies. Now, they're suggesting new ways to improve efficiency and save money.

Nicole Clowers, director of financial markets and community investment issues with the GAO, discussed the report with Capital Insider.

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The export import bank

April 17, 2015 - 01:55 PM
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The Export-Import Bank's charter is about to expire. While Republicans want to let it run out, Democrats are pushing for an extension.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the establishment's fate with Capital Insider.

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Problems at the IRS

April 15, 2015 - 05:31 PM
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The IRS commissioner is blaming Congress for budget problems at the agency. Have they be able to keep up with the massive amounts of tax returns this week despite under-funding?

Francis Rose, host of "In-depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio 1500 AM, discussed the IRS issue with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 15, 2015 - 02:19 PM
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Conservative Columnist Terry Jeffery and Democratic Strategist Erikka Knuti break down the week in politics.

In this installment they discuss, Hillary Clinton's big announcement, the growing list of GOP presidential hopefuls and the Iranian nuclear deal.

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That was the week that was

April 7, 2015 - 02:20 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, Iran's nuclear deal, religious freedom laws and Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 headquarters.

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A deal with Iran

April 7, 2015 - 02:12 PM
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After 18 months of deliberation, a nuclear deal agreement has finally been reached between leading world powers and Iran. What does this potentially historic deal consist of?

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed the outcomes of the deal with Capital Insider.

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The managed inclusion process

April 7, 2015 - 02:08 PM
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In 2011, TSA opened expedited airport screening to the public. A recent investigation by the Government Accountability Office is now calling the security effectiveness of the pre-check program into question.

Jenny Grover, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues with the GAO, discussed airport security with Capital Insider.

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Weapons of the future

April 7, 2015 - 02:03 PM
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is well-known for their robots that walk on four legs. More recently, DARPA has made waves with it's emerging military technology that could change the future of war.

Patrick Tucker, technology editor for Defense One, discussed this new technology with Capital Insider.

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Fixing Medicare costs

April 2, 2015 - 06:47 PM
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Congress has finally decided on a permanent fix for the "sustainable growth rate formula," a major issue facing Medicare re-imbursement. The new bill is expected to save the Government money while returning stability to Medicare physician payments.

Ryan Alexander, president of the Non-Partisan TaxPayers for Common Sense, discussed the recently passed measure with Capital Insider.

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Iran's nuclear agreement

April 2, 2015 - 06:45 PM
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A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers remains unresolved so officials have extended the deadline until Wednesday. Will more time help the involved parties reach a conclusion?

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the nuclear agreement with Capital Insider.

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Reid's departure

April 2, 2015 - 06:44 PM
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday that he won't be seeking re-election in 2016. Will his successor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, be able to follow in his footsteps?

Brian Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, discussed the implications of Reid's retirement with Capital Insider.

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The 2016 race to the White House

April 2, 2015 - 06:39 PM
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said on Monday he will be making a major announcement in Miami on April 13th.
Political analysts predict he will announce his presidential bid, but that would rule out his option of running for his Senate seat.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed Rubio's big plans with Capital Insider.

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