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Gretchen Carlson - Rebecca Costa

November 16th, 2017

Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning news anchor known for co-hosting The Early Show on CBS as well as Fox and Friends and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on the Fox News Channel. Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox led to the resignation of Fox News founder and CEO, Roger Ailes. Her newest book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, has received critical acclaim and Carlson’s courage is being credited with recent charges brought against Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.


Thomas McLarty III - Rebecca Costa

November 9th, 2017

Thomas "Mack" McLarty served as White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. He currently serves as Chairman of McLarty Associates, an international strategic advisory firm which he co-founded in 1998, and Chairman of the McLarty Companies, a fourth-generation family transportation business.


Robert Shapiro - Rebecca Costa

November 2nd, 2017

Robert Shapiro is an acclaimed American civil litigator and the co-founder of RightCounsel and LegalZoom. He was one of the key members of the O.J. Simpson defense team, after which he steered his practice away from criminal defense. Today Shapiro is a senior partner at law firm Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP.


Lewis Black - Rebecca Costa

October 26th, 2017

Lewis Black is an American comedian, author, social critic and actor. In addition to being voted one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time, Black is the author of three bestselling books. He is a highly regarded actor who has appeared in films such as Hannah and Her Sisters, Jacob’s Ladder, The Hard Way, etc. Black has served as the “Ambassador for Voting Rights” for the American Civil Liberties Union since 2013.


Robert F. Bauer - Rebecca Costa

October 20th, 2017

Robert F. Bauer previously served as White House Counsel to United States President Barack Obama. Prior to this appointment Bauer was the personal attorney for Obama and General Counsel for Obama’s presidential campaign. He also served as General Counsel for the Democratic National Committee. Robert Bauer is a law partner at Perkins Coie.


George P. Schultz - Rebecca Costa

October 13th, 2017

George P. Schultz served as the 60th United States Secretary of State, 62nd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. Secretary of Labor. He is one of only two politicians to serve in four different cabinet positions. Schultz took a hiatus from government to become the President of Bechtel Corporation until he was tapped by President Ronald Reagan to become Secretary of State. Though he retired from public office in 1989, he continues to advise heads of state and Fortune 500 companies.


John Delaney - Rebecca Costa

October 6th, 2017

John Delaney is the United States Representative for Maryland’s 6th - and the state’s second largest - Congressional District. He is the first individual to declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States in 2020. He is also the co-founder of two successful publicly traded companies: Health Care Financial Partners (HCFP) and CapitalSource.


Walter Mondale - Rebecca Costa

September 28th, 2017

Walter "Fritz" Mondale served as Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Mondale worked as the United States Senator from Minnesota from 1964 through 1976.  He was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984, and the first to select a woman as a vice presidential running mate for a major party – Geraldine Ferraro. From 1993 to 1996 Mondale served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan under President Bill Clinton. 


Matt Bevin - Rebecca Costa

September 21st, 2017

Matthew Griswold Bevin was elected Governor of Kentucky in 2015. As Governor, Bevin has been an advocate of permitting insurance providers to compete across state lines, capping damages awarded for pain and suffering, allowing individuals to purchase health insurance with pre-tax earnings, and providing federal block grants to states to allow them to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.


Richard Painter - Rebecca Costa

September 15th, 2017

Richard Painter served as an Associate Counsel to the U.S. President from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure, he worked as the chief ethics lawyer for President Bush, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch. He is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota and is currently vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).