Steven Sloan, Politico Senior Tax Reporter
Topic: Mitt Romney’s 2011 Tax Returns
David Ingram, Reuters Justice Department Correspondent
Topic: This week, the Inspector General for the Justice Department released a report looking at “Fast and Furious,” a federal operation which attempted to trace guns purchased in the U.S by suspected gun smugglers which would end up within Mexican drug cartels. Among other findings in the report is that Attorney General Eric Holder had no knowledge of the operation before Jan. 31, 2011.
Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute President
Topic: Dr. Michel has co-authored 12 editions of the State of Working America reports, a book on how Americans and their families are faring in today’s economy.
Col. Cedric Leighton (Ret.), Former Member – Pentagon Joint Staff, 2005-09, and Cyber Security Analyst
Topic: This week, two cyber based attacks occurred at two large banks. According to reports the “denial of service” attacks kept customers of Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase from conducting business. Iran is reportedly behind the attacks. Guest will the style of attack used, implications for the U.S. if Iran is behind the attack and what this week’s event means for the security of computer based systems in the United States.