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Juraj Vaculík - Rebecca Costa

May 21st, 2015

Juraj Vaculík is the co-founder and CEO of Aeromobil, a tech company planning to release the first flying car by 2017. In 1996 Vaculik founded ‘MADE BY VACULIK’ - one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, extending its reach to over 30 countries. Under his leadership Vaculik has won more than 200 advertising awards for creativity and campaign efficiency including EPICA, N.Y. Festival, Cresta, Eurobest, LIAA, Golden Drum and EFFIE, among others.

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Mignon Clyburn - Rebecca Costa

May 14th, 2015

Mignon L. Clyburn served as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the interim period between the departure of Julius Gena-chowski and the confirmation of Tom Wheeler. Prior to her nomination to the FCC, she served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's 6th congressional district on the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC). Preeding her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Clyburn was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project, in 2009.

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Mike Rogers - Rebecca Costa

May 7th, 2015

Michael "Mike" Rogers is a CNN National Security Commentator. Rogers served as an officer in the U.S. Army, a special agent in the FBI, and a Michigan state Senator before his election to Congress in 2000. Rogers then served as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district, from 2001-2015. A member of the Republican Party, Rogers also was Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Now offering a short, daily commentary for radio syndication company Westwood One, Rogers appears regularly in the media as an expert on national security and intelligence matters. A Distinguished Fellow at the prestigious Hudson Institute, Rogers also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

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Thomas Coburn - Rebecca Costa

April 30th, 2015

Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn is an American politician and medical doctor.  Coburn was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, and served through 2001. During his three terms in the House, Coburn played an influential role in reforming welfare and other federal entitlement programs. In 2004, he returned to political office with a successful run for the U.S. Senate. Coburn was re-elected to a second term in 2010. Coburn is one of three medical doctors currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Coburn is a fiscal and social conservative, and described as the "godfather of the modern conservative, austerity movement". In 2013, Coburn received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.

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Lanny Davis - The Costa Report

April 23rd, 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, FoxNews.com, The Daily Caller, and Newsmax.

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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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