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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.


Dana Perino - Rebecca Costa

June 16th, 2016

Dana Perino is an American political pundit, commentator, and co-host for Fox News Channel’s – The Five. Perino was the first Republican woman to be named as the White House Press Secretary, serving in the President George W. Bush’s administration. Perino is a frequent public speaker on political trends and founder of Minute Mentoring.  She is active with organizations such as One Campaign, and Mercy Ships, as well as Companions for Heroes.


Thomas Frank - Rebecca Costa

June 9th, 2016

Thomas Frank is an American political analyst, historian, and columnist for Harper's Magazine. Frank is the co-founder of The Baffler and wrote "The Tilting Yard" column in The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to 2010. Frank analyzes trends in American electoral politics, propaganda, pop culture, and economics. His recent best-selling book, "Listen Liberal," looks into the Democratic Party’s philosophy and how it has evolved during the past few decades.


Greg Brenneman - Rebecca Costa

June 2nd, 2016

Greg Brenneman is the Chairman of CCMP Capital.  In 1994, Brenneman founded his own personal investment firm, TurnWorks, Inc., which focused on corporate turnarounds at major corporations such as Continental Airlines, Burger King, and PwC Consulting. He has served as Chairman and CEO of multiple corporations including Quiznos Sub, IBM Business Consulting Services, and United Airlines. Brenneman currently serves on the board of directors for Eco Services, Baker Hughes, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Home Depot, Inc.


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.