Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch, Washington Bureau Chief
Topic: Survey put out by the Federal Reserve on Monday, which found that American wealth dropped 40% between 2007 & 2010.
Rebekah Sanders, Arizona Republic, Congressional Reporter
Topic: Tuesday’s special election in the AZ-8 congressional district to fill the seat vacated by Gabrielle Giffords last January. The candidates are Ron Barber, Giffords’s former district director, and Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who served in Iraq & is now involved in a family construction business.
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, Senior Editor
Topic: Guest will comment on Monday’s news that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote June 20th on whether Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Guest will also talk about his latest pieces in National Review and Bloomberg View on the Wisconsin recall election and what it means for Campaign 2012, his thoughts on the presidential contest and the economy, and he’ll share what he’s hearing about the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the nation’s health care law.
E.J. Dionne, Author, "Our Divided Political Heart"
Topic: The author’s new book, “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.”
Gary Gensler, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Chairman
Topic: Under the passage of Dodd-Frank, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been charged with oversight in the trading of commodity “futures”. Specifically, it’s the Commission’s goal to ensure that trades are done free from fraud, abusive or manipulative practices. However, some members of Congress are calling for tougher rules on trades in light of questionable actions on Wall Street (including events at J.P. Morgan and MF Financial). Guest will discuss what regulatory tools the CFTC employs, if there is need for tougher rules (including the “Volcker Rule”) and how Wall Street reacts to regulation.