On the Phone: Fawn Johnson, National Journal Correspondent
Topic: Legal and political impact of President Obama’s decision to halt the deportation of certain groups of young illegal immigrants
Craig Holman, Public Citizen, Government Affairs Lobbyist
Topic: Super PACs and PACs are a powerful voice in an election year. Who are they? How much money do they have and how much do they matter? How can this money be regulated and what role does SCOTUS play in all this?
Adam Stryker, Americans for Prosperity, Nevada State Director
Topic: The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is hosting the 5th annual RightOnline Conference in Las Vegas this weekend (Friday & Saturday). A gathering of social media personalities and bloggers, the conference aims to promote conservative principles using the internet and social media tools. Guest will discuss this year’s conference, featured speakers, including Sarah Palin, and how this group views their party’s nominee for President, Gov. Romney.
John Norton Moore, Former Chairman, Nat’l Security Council, Task Force on Law of the Sea, 1973-76
Topic: Two Senate hearings were held this week on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty. The treaty, which came into force in 1994, gives guidelines in the areas of business operations, environmental concerns and marine natural resources management. While 162 countries have signed it, the United States has not, particularly over concerns about a part of the agreement which would create an international agency that oversees mining operations in the ocean seabed and require the payment of royalties, which in turn would be redistributed to other countries.