On the Phone: Jonathan Easley, The Hill Staff Writer
Topic: Review of the news coming out of the Sunday shows, as well as last night’s 60 Minutes interview with Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law School Law Professor
Topic: Guest will discuss his views on President Obama’s use of executive power, arguing that the President’s unilateral actions have shown a pattern that undermines the constitutional system of checks and balances. Instances include privacy protections and surveillance; due process; the use of drones; government secrecy; assurances to CIA officials that they would not be prosecuted for torture; recess appointments, among others.
Coral Davenport, National Journal Energy & Environment Correspondent
Topic: During last week’s inauguration speech, President Obama called for action on climate change. Guest will discuss the prospects for climate change legislation in Congress and what options the President has to push his agenda forward.
Ronald Neumann, Former Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain & Afghanistan and American Academy of Diplomacy President
Topic: Guest will not only discuss the cost of providing security to Ambassadors and their staff’s worldwide, but will also discuss how security decisions are made, what determines personnel and infrastructure required at diplomatic posts and how Ambassadors and Washington have differed when it comes to disagreements on security.