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Bob Woodward - Rebecca Costa

March 9th, 2017

Robert "Bob" Woodward is an American investigative journalist, author, and current Associate Editor of The Washington Post. Woodward is best known for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He has authored 18 bestselling books, 12 of which have been #1 non-fiction bestsellers, more than any other contemporary nonfiction author.  His most recent book, The Last of The President’s Men, reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that led to Nixon's resignation.


Hassan Hassan - Rebecca Costa

March 3rd, 2017

Hassan Hassan is an author and resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. His most recent book, co-authored with Michael Weiss entitled, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, is a New York Times Best Seller and was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ‘10 must-read works on the evolution of terrorism in the Middle East.’ He is a columnist, and former deputy comment editor, for The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. His writing focuses on Syria, Iraq and the Gulf States, as well as the following of Salafist, jihadist and Islamist groups in the MENA region. Hassan has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, and Foreign Affairs.


Michael Auslin - Rebecca Costa

February 23rd, 2017

Michael Auslin is an analyst and author. He was a former professor at Yale University and is a current resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.  Auslin is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and National Review.  His recent book, The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region describes the legal and economic factors which may derail China’s future growth.


Jill Stein - Rebecca Costa

February 17th, 2017

Jill Stein is an American physician and the 2016 and 2012 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. Stein entered politics in 2002, when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts representing the Green-Rainbow Party. She later represented the Green-Rainbow Party in the race for State Representative in 2004, and Secretary of State in 2006. Stein is the co-founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities. She is the recipient of the Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award.


Christine Todd Whitman - Rebecca Costa

February 10th, 2017

Christine Todd Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush. Whitman was New Jersey's first and, to date, only female Governor. She is presently the President of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.


John King - Rebecca Costa

February 2nd, 2017

John King is the anchor of CNN’s Inside Politics. He formerly anchored State of the Union, as well as John King, USA. King joined CNN in 1997, becoming the network’s Senior White House Correspondent and later, Chief National Correspondent.  King is the recipient of the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors' Association for his in depth coverage of the 1991 Gulf War.


Howard Dean - Rebecca Costa

January 26th, 2017

Howard Dean III served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 - 2003, and as Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 - 2009. Prior to his election as Chair of the DNC, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election in 2004. Dean is the founder of Democracy for America, and currently works as an independent consultant for Dentons Law firm, focusing on healthcare, early childhood development, and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.


Scott Adams - Rebecca Costa

January 19th, 2017

Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire. His Dilbert series came to national prominence through the downsizing period in the 1990's, and now appears in over 3,000 newspapers, in 57 countries, and in 19 languages. Adams frequently writes about the social and mental landscape of white-collar workers in modern corporations. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, and Best Newspaper Comic Strip of 1997. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Adams correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination in a "landslide."


Bret Baier - Rebecca Costa

January 12th, 2017

William Bret Baier is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier, on the Fox News Channel, and serves as the Chief Political Anchor for the Fox network. Baier previously worked as Fox’s Chief Whitehouse Correspondent and Pentagon Correspondent for President George W. Bush. During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed numerous leaders, including two U.S. Presidents and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Most recently, Baier anchored the first GOP debate of the 2016 Presidential Election.


Bob Ney - Rebecca Costa

January 5th, 2017

Robert ‘Bob’ Ney is a former United States Representative from Ohio’s 18th Congressional District. Ney served as Chairman of the House Administrative Committee from 2001 – 2006. As Chairman of the committee, he was known as the "Mayor of Capitol Hill." In 1999, he was a prominent part of the "Stand Up for Steel" campaign, which united the steel unions and steel industry in a fight against low-priced imports.  His most recent book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, recounts the events leading up to his resignation following the investigation into the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.