Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune, Money & Politics Reporter
Topic: The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month that struck down a Montana ban on corporate political money, ruling 5 to 4 that the controversial 2010 Citizens United ruling applies to state and local elections. Our conversation will also include how the Citizens United ruling is affecting the 2012 election cycle; the role of outside group spending in 2012 by both super PACs and non-profit groups that do not have to disclose our donors; and campaign finance measures being considered in Congress.
Christopher Wilson, Woodrow Wilson Center, Mexico Institute Associate
Topic: Mexico held its presidential elections on Sunday - our guest will discuss the results and what it means for U.S. - Mexico relations.
Alan Fisher, Al Jazeera English, Senior Correspondent
Topic: A look at how Al Jazeera’s English language news network in Washington covers American news in the United States and around the world. Our conversation includes the network’s history; how this news division works; the scope of its audience; editorial decision-making; funding; staffing and online capacities; coverage of the upcoming U.S. elections; and the interests of network viewers outside of the U.S.