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Leon Panetta - Rebecca Costa

June 22nd, 2017

Leon Edward Panetta served as United States Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, Director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011, White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1994, and as a U.S. Representative from California from 1977-1993. As Director of the CIA, Panetta oversaw the operation that brought down Osama bin Laden. While Secretary of Defense, Panetta repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and focused on keeping the U. S. military strong in the face of tightening budget constraints. Panetta retired from an esteemed career in Washington D.C. in 2013 and presently serves as Chairman of The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, located at California State University, Monterey.


Jim DeMint - Rebecca Costa

June 16th, 2017

Former Senator James Warren DeMint is an American politician who was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013. He also served as the United States Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. DeMint has been a tireless advocate for smaller government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and traditional values. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which, Saving Freedom, focuses on behind-the-scenes actions in Congress that some believe are changing the character of our nation.


Jim Bohannon - Rebecca Costa

June 8th, 2017

James E. Bohannon is known for hosting the popular late night radio program, "The Jim Bohannon Show" on the Westwood One Network. For 31 years, Bohannon hosted "America in The Morning," a widely successful news program which earned him a place in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Talkers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.


Mike Lee - Rebecca Costa

June 1st, 2017

Michael Shumway Lee is a United States Senator from Utah - elected to office in 2010. He began his career as a clerk for the U.S. District Court before serving as a clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.  Lee worked as Assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah from 2002 to 2005. As Senator, Lee has been a proponent of limiting the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and reforming social security. Lee is the Chairman of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee and serves on the Energy and Natural Resources, Armed Services, Judiciary and Joint Economic Committees.


Michael D. Brown - Rebecca Costa

May 25th, 2017

Michael DeWayne Brown served as the first Under Secretary of Homeland Security for President George W. Bush from 2003-2005, and as the Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2001-2005. He was a member of the White House Consequence Management Committee following the attacks of 9/11. Brown is the co-author of Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm in which he describes the role of politics in a risk-averse society facing natural and man-made disasters.


David Nabhan - Rebecca Costa

May 19th, 2017

David Nabhan, author of "Earthquake Prediction: Dawn of the New Seismology” is an advocate who has been calling for the creation of an earthquake warning system for the U.S. West Coast for the last two decades. He proposes a plan with zero cost and available for implementation tomorrow whereby newspapers and other media might publish higher probability advisories for elevated seismic risks - and has taken that controversial debate public in many media forums with the USGS, Cal Tech, and Southern California Earthquake Center.


Morton Kondracke - Rebecca Costa

May 11th, 2017

Morton Matt Kondracke became widely popular as one of the regular panelists on The McLaughlin Group.  In addition to regular appearances and commentary on FOX News, Kondracke writes a nationally syndicated column on politics, and domestic and foreign policy, titled Pennsylvania Avenue. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease, in which he chronicles his wife’s battle against Parkinson’s disease.


Benjamin Fuchs - Rebecca Costa

May 5th, 2017

Benjamin Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and cosmetic chemist. Fuchs has worked as a Registered Pharmacist and Consulting Nutritionist for more than 15 years.  Since 1991, Fuchs has lectured on the importance of nutritional supplementation for healthy skin and bodies.  He holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and BA in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Fuchs hosts a popular, nationally syndicated radio program called The Bright Side.


Sheldon Whitehouse - Rebecca Costa

April 28th, 2017

Sheldon Whitehouse is the current United States Senator of Rhode Island, serving since 2007. Prior to his election as Senator, Whitehouse worked as the Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1999 - 2003, and United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island from 1993 - 1998. Whitehouse serves on he Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Committee on the Judiciary, to name a few. In his recent book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on how corporations influence the business of the U.S. Senate.


Jay Inslee - Rebecca Costa

April 20th, 2017

Jay Inslee is the 23rd and current Governor of Washington.  Prior to becoming Governor in 2013, Inslee served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. Inslee also worked as Regional Director for the United States Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. A forward thinker on clean energy and the environment, Inslee co-authored the book, Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean-Energy Economy, - a book which describes the job-creating potential of clean energy.