On the Phone: Richard Norton Smith, Presidential Historian
Topic: Guest will talk about how previous Presidential candidates have used (or tried to use!) humor to advance their political careers.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press, State Department Correspondent & Guy Taylor, Washington Times, State Department Correspondent
Topic: Guests will talk about the Presidential candidates’ foreign policy positions on issues including the Afghanistan War and trade with China. They’ll also dig into the September Libya attacks story, explain the chain of command in State Department security decisions, and go over the political implications of what happened in Benghazi last month and the candidates’ reactions.
Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law, Law Professor
Topic: In his recent op-ed in USA Today, guest argues that the Electoral College may no longer be relevant.
Alan Simpson, Nat'l Comm. on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform, Fmr. Chairman
Topic: Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson joins us by phone. He defends the need for the Electoral College.
Willam Wiatrowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Associate Commissioner @BLS_gov & Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg Government, Policy Analyst
Topic: Trends in employee wages and benefits, including health and retirement benefits, and pensions and defined contribution plans. We’ll also examine Romney and Obama policies on these issues.
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