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John Hickenlooper - Rebecca Costa

August 25th, 2016

John Hickenlooper Jr. is the 42nd and current Governor of Colorado. Prior to his election to governorship in 2011, Hickenlooper served as Mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003-2011. In 2005, after serving only two years as Mayor, Time magazine placed Hickenlooper among the top five "big-city" mayors in the country. In 2008, Hickenlooper successfully marketed Denver's long-shot bid for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, putting Colorado on the international stage and boosting the local economy. He served as chairman of the National Governor’s Association from 2014-2015 and is currently a member of the Western Governors’ Association.


Sam Palmisano - Rebecca Costa

August 18th, 2016

Samuel Palmisano is the former President and CEO of IBM, serving from 2002 - 2012. Palmisano elevated IBM to new business levels, helping IBM to become a ‘standard-setting company’ in data and analytics. In 2016 President Obama appointed Palmisano as the Vice Chairman of the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Security. In 2010 Palmisano was awarded The Deming Cup, presented by the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School.  Palmisano is the Chairman for the Center for Global Enterprise, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society.


Tom DeLay - Rebecca Costa

August 11th, 2016

Thomas “Tom” DeLay is the former House Majority Leader, and a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd Congressional District. DeLay was appointed Deputy Minority Whip in 1988. In 1995 he was elected to Majority Whip. DeLay is considered to have been a driving force behind the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998. DeLay was elected House Majority Leader in 2002, and is credited with uniting House Republicans in support of President George W. Bush's agenda.


Mike Rogers - Rebecca Costa

August 5th, 2016

Michael "Mike” Rogers is the former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th Congressional District, and current National Security Commentator for CNN. A member of the Republican Party, Rogers was Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rogers is the host and executive producer of CNN’s Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies, and also hosts Something to Think About with Mike Rogers, on Westwood One. A Distinguished Fellow at the prestigious Hudson Institute, Rogers serves on the Board of Trustees at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.


Darrell Issa - Rebecca Costa

July 28th, 2016

Darrell Issa is the Republican U.S. Representative for California's 49th Congressional District, serving since 2001. A former businessman, Issa served as Founder and CEO of Directed-Electronics, one of the nation’s largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft devices. In 1994, Issa was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by Inc. Magazine. He served as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee during the 112th and 113th Congresses. Issa currently is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


Stephen Kohn - Rebecca Costa

July 22nd, 2016

Stephen Kohn is the author of the first legal treatise on whistleblowing, and an attorney for Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto, a Washington D.C., law firm specializing in employment law. Kohn is recognized as a top expert in whistleblower protection law, having represented several high-profile cases including the World Trade Center bombing cases, the Oklahoma City bombing cases, the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and Linda Tripp in her successful lawsuit against the federal government for illegally releasing her work record. Kohn is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, as well as a Trustee of the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense & Education Fund.


Dick Morris, Jan Brewer - Rebecca Costa

July 14th, 2016

Dick Morris is a former political campaign consultant, pollster, and current political commentator and author. A friend and adviser to Bill Clinton during his time as Governor of Arkansas, Morris became a political adviser to the White House after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris went on to become campaign manager of Bill Clinton's bid for re-election to the office of President. His most recent bestselling book entitled Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary, was released June 2016. 

Janice "Jan" Brewer was the 22nd Governor of the state of Arizona. Brewer began her political career in 1982, when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. She then joined the Arizona State Senate for ten years. In 1996, Brewer was elected the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, serving as Chair until 2001. She was elected Arizona Secretary of State in 2002, where she served until being elevated to the governorship in 2009. Brewer is active in education reform, where she has helped to develop policies that gave schools A-F letter grades, provided additional funding to schools that improved student performance, and evaluated and rewarded teachers based on effectiveness rather than seniority.


Dr. Neil Clark Warren - Rebecca Costa

July 7th, 2016

Dr. Neil Clark Warren is a clinical psychologist, and Co-founder of the online relationship site eHarmony. He is the author of several bestselling books, one of which, Finding the Love of Your Life, led to a collaboration between Warren and Forgatch and the launch of eHarmony: a web-based method of matching singles with compatible mates for marriage. Warren has been hailed by Time magazine and USA Today as a "must read" author and "outstanding contributor to the field of marriage counseling."


Bill Nye - Rebecca Costa

June 30th, 2016

William "Bill" Nye, is an American science educator, television host, and mechanical engineer. Nye is best known for hosting the Emmy award-winning show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, winning 7 Emmy awards. Nye has worked on numerous television programs, including The Eyes of Nye, The Planet Green Networks’ Stuff Happens, and The 100 Greatest Discoveries show. Nye is currently the president of The Planetary Society, one of the largest space-interest groups in the world.


Sidney Blumenthal - Rebecca Costa

June 23rd, 2016

Sidney Blumenthal is an American journalist and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton. Blumenthal was a major figure in the Grand Jury investigation leading to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, as one of 4 witnesses called to testify before the Senate. He was a principal character in Hillary Clinton's Libyan policy discussions, leading to the exposure of Clinton's unsecured private email server. He has written for several publications, including the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.