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Jim Gilmore - Rebecca Costa

March 23rd, 2017

Jim Gilmore served as Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002, and as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2016 elections. Prior to his work as Governor, Gilmore served as Attorney General of Virginia and as a counterintelligence agent in the U.S. Army. Gilmore is the President and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "promoting free markets, and limited effective government." Gilmore is presently the President of USA Secure, a homeland security policy ‘think tank,’ as well as a popular commentator on the Fox News Network.


Bill Press - Rebecca Costa

March 16th, 2017

William “Bill” Press is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bill Press Show, Senior Political Contributor to CNN, columnist, and author. Press served as chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, as chief of staff to Senator Peter Behr, and as Director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown. He has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. In 1992, The Associated Press named Press the ‘Best Commentator of the Year’. His most recent book, "Buyer’s Remorse: How Obama let Progressive’s Down," explains ‘the many ways President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential."


Bob Woodward - Rebecca Costa

March 9th, 2017

Robert "Bob" Woodward is an American investigative journalist, author, and current Associate Editor of The Washington Post. Woodward is best known for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He has authored 18 bestselling books, 12 of which have been #1 non-fiction bestsellers, more than any other contemporary nonfiction author.  His most recent book, The Last of The President’s Men, reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that led to Nixon's resignation.


Hassan Hassan - Rebecca Costa

March 3rd, 2017

Hassan Hassan is an author and resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. His most recent book, co-authored with Michael Weiss entitled, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, is a New York Times Best Seller and was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ‘10 must-read works on the evolution of terrorism in the Middle East.’ He is a columnist, and former deputy comment editor, for The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. His writing focuses on Syria, Iraq and the Gulf States, as well as the following of Salafist, jihadist and Islamist groups in the MENA region. Hassan has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, and Foreign Affairs.


Michael Auslin - Rebecca Costa

February 23rd, 2017

Michael Auslin is an analyst and author. He was a former professor at Yale University and is a current resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.  Auslin is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and National Review.  His recent book, The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region describes the legal and economic factors which may derail China’s future growth.


Jill Stein - Rebecca Costa

February 17th, 2017

Jill Stein is an American physician and the 2016 and 2012 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. Stein entered politics in 2002, when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts representing the Green-Rainbow Party. She later represented the Green-Rainbow Party in the race for State Representative in 2004, and Secretary of State in 2006. Stein is the co-founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities. She is the recipient of the Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award.


Christine Todd Whitman - Rebecca Costa

February 10th, 2017

Christine Todd Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush. Whitman was New Jersey's first and, to date, only female Governor. She is presently the President of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.


John King - Rebecca Costa

February 2nd, 2017

John King is the anchor of CNN’s Inside Politics. He formerly anchored State of the Union, as well as John King, USA. King joined CNN in 1997, becoming the network’s Senior White House Correspondent and later, Chief National Correspondent.  King is the recipient of the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors' Association for his in depth coverage of the 1991 Gulf War.


Howard Dean - Rebecca Costa

January 26th, 2017

Howard Dean III served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 - 2003, and as Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 - 2009. Prior to his election as Chair of the DNC, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election in 2004. Dean is the founder of Democracy for America, and currently works as an independent consultant for Dentons Law firm, focusing on healthcare, early childhood development, and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.


Scott Adams - Rebecca Costa

January 19th, 2017

Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire. His Dilbert series came to national prominence through the downsizing period in the 1990's, and now appears in over 3,000 newspapers, in 57 countries, and in 19 languages. Adams frequently writes about the social and mental landscape of white-collar workers in modern corporations. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, and Best Newspaper Comic Strip of 1997. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Adams correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination in a "landslide."