Archive for September 2014

That was the week that was

September 29, 2014 - 01:39 PM
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Republican Strategist Ann Marie Hauser and Democratic Strategist LaToya Foster break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss Eric Holder's resignation, Gov. Chris Christie's weight loss, and Obama's latte salute.

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Influencing your vote

September 26, 2014 - 06:32 PM
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The 2014 midterm elections are six weeks away, and influence groups are spending millions. Now, a massive study is breaking down where all of the money is going.

Kytja Weir, project manager with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed all of the number with Capital Insider.

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More airstrikes in Syria

September 26, 2014 - 06:29 PM
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The anti-ISIS coalition has carried out another round of strikes against ISIS targets. Now, new reports indicated the militants have taken over an Iraqi military base.

J.J. Green, national security correspondent with WTOP radio, discussed the impact of the airstrikes and what to expect next on Capital Insider.

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The politics of postal reform

September 25, 2014 - 07:06 PM
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The USPS has been battling million and billion dollar losses for six years. It's a problem everyone on Capitol Hill says needs to be fixed, but they all have different ideas on how to do it.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe discussed the politics of reforming USPS with Capital Insider.

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An update on the F-35

September 25, 2014 - 07:04 PM
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A new report shows the joint strike fighter will cost $20 billion per year to operate. The aircraft is already being called "the plane that ate the Pentagon."

Jill Aitoro, senior staff reporter at the Washington Business Journal, discussed the cost of the F-35 and the upcoming Exelis split with Capital Insider.

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Funding the government

September 24, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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Before going on recess, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution that would keep Washington open through December. The measure was attached to a bill that would arm and train Syrian rebels.

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the CR and the cost of fighting ISIS with Capital Insider.

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U.S. conducts airstrikes on Syria

September 24, 2014 - 02:31 PM
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The U.S. And five Arab nations have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria. Now, officials say this is just the beginning of an extended campaign in the fight against ISIS.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with The London Center for Policy Research, discussed the implications of the airstrikes with Capital Insider.

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The 2014 Sammies awards

September 23, 2014 - 04:25 PM
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For the past few months Capital Insider has highlighted finalists for the Service to America Medals, put on by the Partnership for Public Service. Now, we can announce the winners.

Max Stier, CEO and president of the Partnership for Public Service, reveals who took top honors and discussed the importance of the Sammies award with Capital Insider.

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An update on the Federal Reserve

September 23, 2014 - 04:23 PM
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Last week, the FOMC met to discuss the state of the economy. After the two day meeting they decided to keep interest rates low and announced a new exit strategy from their bond buying program.

Ylan Mui, financial reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the Fed's concerns with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 22, 2014 - 12:52 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist LaToya Foster break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the congressional vote on ISIS, Obamacare numbers, and Obama's popularity.

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A look at the NFL

September 19, 2014 - 05:47 PM
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In 2012, the National Football League pulled in more than $9 billion, making it the most lucrative sports organization in the world.

So why are they getting tax breaks from Uncle Sam?

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.

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Apple's new payment system

September 19, 2014 - 05:42 PM
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Next month, Apple will launch Apple Pay, something they say will revolutionize retail. Now, many are worried that a "virtual wallet" may have made Apple the world's largest hacking target.

Dan Verton, editorial director of FedScoop, discussed the new payment system and the FTC's push for more cybersecurity measures with Capital Insider.

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Retention in the federal workplace

September 18, 2014 - 06:42 PM
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With more people leaving, than being hired, Uncle Sam's workforce is shrinking. Now, a new report by the Partnership for Public Services shows a majority of those leaving are entry level and high level employees.

Tom Fox, Federal Coach and columnist for The Washington Post, discussed the report with Capital Insider.

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An update on the housing market

September 18, 2014 - 06:32 PM
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The Federal Reserve has just wrapped up a two day meeting. They announced they will keep rates low for the foreseeable future.

Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., director of the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, discussed the impact of the Fed's statements on the housing market and previews what Fall has in store with Capital Insider.

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Cybersecurity study and USNA

September 17, 2014 - 03:30 PM
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Nearly 100 midshipmen are enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy's cyber security program. Now, the institution is working to get the major accredited by 20-16.

VADM Ted Carter, the 62nd superintendent of the USNA, discussed the push for accreditation with Capital Insider.

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The strategy against ISIS

September 17, 2014 - 03:28 PM
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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey opened the door for a boots on the ground operation in Iraq. He said he would request the use of American troops if the anti-ISIS coalition fails.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the strategy against ISIS and the situation in Ukraine with Capital Insider.

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Virtual currency donations

September 16, 2014 - 07:22 PM
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United Way Worldwide has announced it will begin taking Bitcoin donations for its Innovation Fund. However, many other organizations are hesitant to use the virtual currency.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed Bitcoin and Microsoft's big purchase with Capital Insider.

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The Washington Navy Yard attack

September 16, 2014 - 07:19 PM
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Washington will commemorate the one year anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 12 federal workers on base. Now, many wonder what has changed.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed the changes at Navy Yard and challenges facing federal IGs with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 15, 2014 - 01:55 PM
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Republican Strategist Ann Marie Hauser and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the White House's strategy on ISIS, Obama's delay on immigration, and the upcoming midterm elections.

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Providing funding to developing countries

September 12, 2014 - 07:09 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

Amanda Femal, Asian and Middle East team leader with the U.S. Agency for International Development, has helped raise more $1 billion for more than 40 developing nations.

Find out more about her story, here.

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