Aaron Blake (on the phone), Washington Post, Political Reporter
Topic: Guest will preview Saturday night’s CPAC straw poll, provide insights on who votes, past winners, etc as well as offer insights regarding Maine caucuses, which are concluding today.
Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters, President
Topic: A discussion about the League of Conservation Voters’ recently released “2011 National Environmental Scorecard” for the first session of the 112th Congress. LCV calls it “the most anti-environmental session of the US House in history.”
John Gizzi, Human Events, Political Editor & White House Correspondent
Topic: The 2012 presidential campaign; conservatives’ views on the current GOP presidential candidates and the issues most important to him; this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington; and what to look for in today’s CPAC/Washington Times CPAC/Washington Times Presidential Straw Poll. Guest will also place this year’s GOP primary in historical perspective, having covered GOP politics since 1980.
Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Head of Education Directorate
Topic: This week, President Obama announced $80 million in new government spending for a program that would aid math and science education in the United States. The money is intended to offer specialized training to teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math.