Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy and a majority of the $60 billion in recovery funds have not been spent. While Congress was quick to respond to dispersing the money, the task of spending it has been noticeably slower.
Ryan Alexander, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed how the hurricane relief fund was spent with Capital Insider.
New ISIS tactics include a manual with instructions on how to shoot down an Apache helicopter, and photos showing fighters with new weaponry. Now, a new propaganda-like video of a hostage reporting from the battle grounds of Kobani has been released
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed ISIS fighting tactics with Capital Insider.
The Federal Communications Commission recently levied a $10 million fine against two telecommunications companies for storing customer information without protecting it. This is the first time the agency has taken on legal action over personal data.
Brian Fung, technology reporter with the Washington Post, discussed the FCC and problems with Apple Pay on Capital Insider.
In the weeks leading up to the election, opposing sides have taken to using negative campaign ads for ammunition in the battle for the Senate. Now, analysts expect even more money to spent in the coming weeks.
Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the trend with Capital Insider.
President Obama has taken on a new strategy in the fight against ISIS. After weeks of pressure on the administration to provide more help for Kobani, U.S. military officials conducted an air drop, delivering supplies to Kurdish forces.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the strategy with Capital Insider.
Last week, the Obama administration appointed Ron Klain as the Ebola Response Coordinator. The position was created to oversee the nation's response to the outbreak, and serve as the public figure leading the charge against the disease. That role is usually filled by the Surgeon General.
Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the lack of a Surgeon General and the impact it has on the current health crisis with Capital Insider.
Prior to the start of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq the Pentagon had been trying to make budget cuts to help cut costs. Now, the expense of the fight against ISIS could fall on the shoulders of tax payers.
Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the costs with Capital Insider.