Washington Times' Stephen Dinan joins by telephone to discuss results of Washington Times presidential straw poll held at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference as the event drew to a close.
Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack discusses upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in the health care case challenging the legality of providing subsidies for low-income Americans through the federal exchanges.
Joshua Meservey, assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, discusses the threat posed by the Somali terror group Al-Shababb, which called for attacks on shopping malls in the United States, United Kingdon, and Canada.
James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global terror threats. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the war against ISIS, and Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Director Clapper also said cyber threats were increasing in “frequency, scale and sophistication” and called Russia’s cyber threat greater than previously thought.
Admiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, talked about cybersecurity issues. He said that the Snowden revelations cost the U.S. some capabilities. He also defended metadata collection, adding that Congress had oversight powers to keep the intllegence community in check. He was interviewed by Jim Sciutto and responded to questions from members of the audience. “The National Security Perspective: A Conversation with Admiral Mike Rogers” was part of the New America Foundation’s day-long forum titled, “Cybersecurity for a New America : Big Ideas and New Voices,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Former Maryland Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich was in Henniker, New Hampshire on Tuesday/last Tuesday where he held a town hall meeting with students and area residents at New England College. The former governor is considering a presidential run in 2016 and has said he would base his campaign in New Hampshire which traditionally holds the nation’s first presidential primary.
General Wesley Clark, the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, discusses the U.S. military strategy against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), as well as the effectiveness of the current air campaign in Iraq and Syria.
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) discusses fallout from the debate over funding the Department of Homeland Security, as well as his concerns with border security enforcement on public lands.