Politico Chief Investigative Correspondent Kenneth Vogel joins us to take an early look at campaign spending strategies for the 2016 election, inluding the recent announcement that Koch brother-backed groups will spend nearly $1 billion this election cycle. He will also discuss his book "Big Money," which focuses on spending by outside groups.
Wall Street Journal reporter Jack Nicas joins us to discuss the latest on industry, government and recreational drone users' response this week’s incident in which a drone crashed on the White House lawn. He will also discuss the increasing concern about criminals and terrorists using drone technology and provide an update on the regulation of the commercial uses of drones.
CEO of the Community Financial Services Association of America Dennis Shaul joins us to discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s efforts to regulate the payday loan industry and the reaction from lenders, like CFSAA, and why they think that regulation should remain in the hands of the States.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) spoke to reporters following a Senate vote to limit debate on S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act.
Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke to reporters following a vote to limit debate on a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. They also responded to questions on the upcoming Senate agenda.
Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats and national security strategy. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and combating the so-called Islamic State.
At the start of the hearing, protestors spoke out against Henry Kissinger calling him a “war criminal.” Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) responded to the accusations by ordering for the Capitol Police and calling the protestors “low-life scum.”
Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, tensions between local law enforcement and communities, presidential executive orders, and the type of relationship she hoped to have with Congress. Ms. Lynch was introduced by New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer
Coming up Saturday, January 31 on C-SPAN Radio: President Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, as he dictated entries to his diary about the Moscow Summit of May, 1972. You’ll also hear our interview with Nixon historian Ken Hughes, with the Presidential Recording Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joins us to talk aboutthe recent wage summit the AFL-CIO held and the overall minimum wage debate, his reaction to issues in the State of the Union, and the health of labor unions in 2015.
With Pres. Obama recent visit to Saudi Arabia to pay respect after the death of King Abdullah and his meeting with his successor, King Salman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudia Arabia James Smith (2009-13) joins us to discuss U.S. –Saudi Arabia relationship.
Panelists talked about the political situation in Yemen, including the Houthi takeover and the resignation of the U.S.-backed government, and the broader consequences for the Middle East. Topics included the history of leadership in Yemen, the influence of Iran and Saudi Arabia, and potential outcomes to the situation.
Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on topics that ranged from security at Super Bowl XLIX to the visa waiver program. Former Representative and Wilson Center President Jane Harman moderated.
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The ceremony included performances by the U.S. Marine Band.
Representative Tom Rice (R-SC), a member of the Budget Committee, discusses President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, which is scheduled to be released today. The plan includes an increase in domestic spending and will end sequestration.
Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Vice President William Hoagland discusses President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal and Congressional Budget Office figures predicting a $468 billion deficit for the coming year.