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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.


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.'