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Steve Peterson - Rebecca Costa

April 16th, 2015

Steven R. Peterson had been a Special Agent (SA) of the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for nearly three decades. Peterson taught over 80,000 law enforcement officers, and has received numerous awards and commendations. Peterson is a nationally recognized expert in Mexican Black Tar Heroin, as well as money laundering in the medical and legal cannabis industry.

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William Richardson

April 9th, 2015

William "Bill" Richardson is an American politician who was the 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003-2011. Richardson led a distinguished public-service career as a U.S. Congressman (1982-1996), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1998-2000. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and the Sudan. In 2008, he sought the Democratic nomination for President, dropping out after Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Steven King - Rebecca Costa

April 2nd, 2015

Steven A. King is the U.S. Representative for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. King serves on the Agriculture Committee and brings valuable knowledge to Congress as an agribusiness man and small business owner for 28 years. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, King sits on the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee and the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee. He is a strong advocate of the Rule of Law and enforcing our borders.

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Vladimir Pozner - Rebecca Costa

March 26th, 2015

Vladimir Pozner is a legendary Russian journalist, best known in the West for bridging the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In 1994, Pozner founded the School for Television Excellence in Moscow, to educate and promote young journalists.  He was president of the Russian Television Academy until 2008.

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Malcolm “Steve” Forbes - Rebecca Costa

March 19th, 2015

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes Jr. is an American publishing executive who was a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for president in 1996 and 2000. He is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, the nation’s leading business magazine, which has a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes is the author of several books including his most recent publication, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It.

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Bill Kristol - Rebecca Costa

March 12th, 2015

William Kristol is an editor and publisher of the Washington, D.C.-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. Mr. Kristol recently co-authored The New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America's Mission.  Kristol served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and also served Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Ronald Reagan.  Kristol is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators.

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Lanny Davis - The Costa Report

March 5th, 2015

Lanny J. Davis is an American lawyer, consultant, lobbyist, author and television commentator.  From 1996 – 1998, Davis served as advisor and special counsel to former President Bill Clinton and served on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board under President Bush. Davis is currently a Fox News contributor and has a column entitled, Purple Nation, that appears regularly in The Hill, The Huffington Post,, The Daily Caller, and Newsmax.

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Dennis Kucinich - Rebecca Costa

February 26th, 2015

Dennis Kucinich is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 10th Congressional district who served from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party for President in 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections.  During his time in office, Kucinich was subcommittee Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and also served on the Education and the Workforce Committee.  After serving his term as a U.S. Representative, he became a political analyst.  In 2013, he joined the Fox News Channel as a regular contributor.

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John Yoo - Rebecca Costa

February 19th, 2015

John Yoo is an American attorney, law professor, and author. Yoo served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General during the George W. Bush administration. One of the things he is best known for is his opinions concerning the Geneva Conventions which legitimized the United States in their War on Terror. He also co-authored the Torture Memo of August 2001, which outlined the legality of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the CIA. Yoo is currently a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Joseph A. Califano Jr. - Rebecca Costa

February 12th, 2015

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. was the 12th United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from January 1977 to August 1979, appointed by Jimmy Carter. He is also the founder and former chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia). In 2010, Califano received the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for his contributions to improving public health, his leadership in catalyzing federal action to curb smoking, and his broader efforts to reduce the toll of addiction and substance abuse.

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