Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, Combined Security Transition, Command-Afghanistan, Commanding General, joins us from Kabul to discuss the current role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Afghan force’s ability to protect their country, and the continued combat efforts against the Taliban.
White House correspondents shared their experiences covering presidents from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama. The first panel of former correspondents discussed some of the changes since their White House assignments, including access to the president and how contemporary media had influenced these changes. The second panel of correspondents currently assigned to the White House focused on how the Obama administration controls access by the press.
“A Tribute to Our 40-Year Veterans” was held by the White House Correspondents' Association at the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC). Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton also made remarks. All of the speakers talked about the importance of diplomacy in foreign policy.
Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute, and Daniel Mitchell, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, join us to discuss the economic impact of raising the minimum wage at the federal and state level.
William Yeomans, Law and Government Fellow at American University’s Washington College of Law and a former Deputy Attorney General and Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, joins us to discuss the role the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division might now play in the Ferguson, MO case; the role it played in this week’s grand jury decision; how federal civil rights investigations are conducted; and the role and history of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.