On the Phone: Kate Andersen Brower, Bloomberg News, White House Reporter
Topic: Guest will discuss G8 leaders meeting at Camp David.
Meredith McGehee, Campaign Legal Center Policy Director
Topic: Bipartisan efforts in the Senate on campaign finance reform, specifically legislation requiring any group that spends $10,000 or more on election ads or other political activity to file a disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission with 24 hours. Reports would detail the nature of expenditures over $1,000 and reveal the names of donors who give $10,000 or more.
Capt. Lory Manning (Ret.), Women’s Research & Education Institute, Women in the Military Project Director
Topic: The Pentagon earlier this week opened for female troops about 14,000 support positions that previously had been withheld from them. Women account for 14.5% of all active duty military and 7.25% of all high-ranking officers.
Thomas Wright, Brookings Institution, Fellow
Topic: Leaders of the G8 Countries are at Camp David for the second of two days of meetings that started yesterday. Guest joins us to discuss what issues will be on the agenda, the impact of President Putin not attending the G8, economic health of each of the G8 countries , the U.S. influence at the G8 and whether the G8 is still relevant.