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Christopher Bergin - Rebecca Costa

April 14th, 2017

Christopher Bergin is the President and publisher of Tax Analysts, an ‘independent, nonpartisan multimedia organization dedicated to fostering an open and informed debate on taxation.’ Bergin joined Tax Analysts in 1991, as the editor of its flagship publication, Tax Notes. Under Bergin’s leadership, Tax Analysts is now recognized as a prominent contributor in the fight for transparency in tax systems, both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Tax Analysts, Bergin managed federal tax products for Prentice Hall, Inc.


Kathleen Sebelius - Rebecca Costa

April 7th, 2017

Kathleen Sebelius is the former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, serving from 2009 - 2014, and was former Governor of Kansas from 2003 - 2009. She was widely praised as the Democratic respondent to the 2008 State of the Union address. Sebelius currently serves on the board of directors of Dermira, Grand Rounds, Hampton Creek, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Myovant Sciences. An expert on national and global health issues, human services, and executive leadership, Sebelius is the founder and CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC.


Steve Forbes - Rebecca Costa

March 30th, 2017

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes Jr. is an American publishing executive who was a GOP candidate for President of the United States in 1996 and 2000. He is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, the nation’s leading business magazine, which has a circulation of more than 900,000 and readership of 6 million. Forbes is the author of several books including his most recent publication, "Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity," which “shows how the United States can recover the optimism and entrepreneurial dynamism that made it the greatest nation in history.”


Jim Gilmore - Rebecca Costa

March 23rd, 2017

Jim Gilmore served as Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002, and as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2016 elections. Prior to his work as Governor, Gilmore served as Attorney General of Virginia and as a counterintelligence agent in the U.S. Army. Gilmore is the President and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "promoting free markets, and limited effective government." Gilmore is presently the President of USA Secure, a homeland security policy ‘think tank,’ as well as a popular commentator on the Fox News Network.


Bill Press - Rebecca Costa

March 16th, 2017

William “Bill” Press is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bill Press Show, Senior Political Contributor to CNN, columnist, and author. Press served as chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, as chief of staff to Senator Peter Behr, and as Director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown. He has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. In 1992, The Associated Press named Press the ‘Best Commentator of the Year’. His most recent book, "Buyer’s Remorse: How Obama let Progressive’s Down," explains ‘the many ways President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential."


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.