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Ben Carson - Rebecca Costa

May 26th, 2016

Benjamin Carson is a neurosurgeon and a former GOP candidate in the 2016 presidential election. A Johns Hopkins graduate, Carson was the first surgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head.  Carson is the recipient of over 50 honorary awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed by President George W. Bush in 2008. He has been named one of the nation's ‘20 foremost physicians and scientists’ by Time magazine, and in 2008, the Library of Congress selected him as one of eighty-nine ‘Living Legends.'


Is America Safer Than Europe?

May 23rd, 2016

"This is not over," cautioned French President François Hollande following the November terrorist attack in Paris that killed 130 civilians.  It was a prescient warning to his countrymen and European neighbors: ISIL had infiltrated their borders and was  living among them. Then four months later came the Brussels attack, and the sobering admission by Belgium authorities they could no longer keep up with the number of potential threats.


Juan Martinez - Rebecca Costa

May 19th, 2016

Juan Martinez is a Prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney Office in Arizona.  Martinez has a 25-year litigation history with Maricopa County, but first gained media recognition with his performance in the Jodi Arias trial. Martinez has been celebrated by the National District Attorney’s Association, where he was honored with their “NDAA Home Run Hitters Award” in 2013, for his work in attempting to place Jodi Arias on death row.


Who Rules the World?

May 16th, 2016

Women do.  According to Emmy Award-winning political analyst, Juan Williams, not just any women: independent, suburban, middle-aged woman do. 


Governor Jan Brewer at the Top of Trump’s VP List?

May 16th, 2016

What does current GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, need in a running mate?


Erin Brockovich, Debbie Wasserman Schultz - Rebecca Costa

May 12th, 2016

Erin Brockovich is an acclaimed consumer and environmental advocate. She was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 - one of the largest direct action lawsuits in U.S. history, and was the subject of the film 'Erin Brockovich' for which Julia Roberts won an Academy Award.  Brockovich hosted the Lifetime television series Final Justice with Erin Brockovich, as well as the ABC special Challenge America with Erin Brockovich. She is presently the President of Brockovich Research & Consulting.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd Congressional District. Wasserman Schultz was the campaign co-chair for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. She has served on the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, and Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.


Fred Kaplan - Rebecca Costa

May 5th, 2016

Fred Kaplan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. At the end of 2002, Kaplan quit The Boston Globe and was hired by Slate to be the “War Stories” columnist covering international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Kaplan has authored several books on military strategy, and has written for other publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Scientific American, and The Boston Globe. His newly released bestseller, "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," recounts how cyber warfare impacts military policy.


Juan Williams - Rebecca Costa

April 28th, 2016

Juan Williams is an award-winning journalist that currently writes for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. A former senior news analyst for National Public Radio, Williams is also a political analyst and lead commentator for the Fox News Channel. Williams has authored several books, including Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954 to 1965, Enough, and Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. Williams has received an Emmy Award and critical praise for his television documentary work and he has won several awards for investigative journalism and his opinion columns.


Michael Hayden - Rebecca Costa

April 21st, 2016

Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general, former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As Director of the CIA, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers, and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the U.S.


Jan Brewer - Rebecca Costa

April 14th, 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. Subsequently, she then joined the Arizona State Senate for ten years. In 1996, Brewer was elected the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, serving as Chair in 1998 and 2001. She was elected Arizona Secretary of State in 2002, where she served until being elevated to the governorship in 2009.