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The Puerto Rico Bailout Precedent

The Puerto Rico Bailout Precedent
May 27, 2016 • 08:53 am

Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow at the Cato Institute and former U.S. Treasury Department official, discusses Congress's proposed legislative response to Puerto Rico's debt crisis and the dangerous political precedent it sets, including how the Obama Treasury Department and other supporters of PROMESA want it to be a model to bail out high-spending states and municipalities like Illinois and Chicago.

Exposing the Real Intent of the Obama-Labor Dept. Overtime Rule, and More

Exposing the Real Intent of the Obama-Labor Dept. Overtime Rule, and More
May 27, 2016 • 08:48 am

Trey Kovacs, Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses Obama's new overtime rule, why it was never intended to raise wages, and how it threatens flexible work arrangements and paths to success.

The Economy and Free Enterprise Under the Obama Administration

The Economy and Free Enterprise Under the Obama Administration
May 26, 2016 • 08:14 am

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses President Obama's economic record, his policies that have resulted in the lowest decade of economic growth in U.S. history, and more.

BET Founder Discusses Puerto Rico

BET Founder Discusses Puerto Rico
May 26, 2016 • 08:05 am

Robert L. Johnson, Founder of Black Entertainment Television, Founder of The RLJ Companies, and Chairman of Caribbean CAGE Gaming Company, discusses a proposal to eliminate illegal gambling in Puerto Rico, which could generate billions of dollars in new revenue to the debt-plagued Commonwealth.

The Suppression of Conservative Speech

The Suppression of Conservative Speech
May 13, 2016 • 08:48 am

Mario Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, discusses the concerted, cross-country campaign to force private organizations to hand over to the government their donor lists, a recent federal court ruling in California that vindicates donor privacy and the allegations of suppressed conservative speech by Facebook.

Watchdog Reporter Discusses the Latest on Congress, On the Campaign Trail, and More

Watchdog Reporter Discusses the Latest on Congress, On the Campaign Trail, and More
May 13, 2016 • 08:34 am

Sarah Westwood, Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner, discusses the veterans affairs bill under consideration in Congress, what an indictment could mean for Hillary's campaign, who may be on the short list of potential GOP Vice Presidential candidates, and more.

Congress and the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Congress and the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
May 13, 2016 • 08:02 am

Rachel Greszler, Senior Policy Analyst in the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation, discusses proposed legislation for federal intervention in Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis, why Congress must take care to set the right precedent and news about Prince's estate and taxes.

The 2016 Congressional Pig Book

The 2016 Congressional Pig Book
May 06, 2016 • 09:01 am

Thomas A. Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste ("CAGW"), discusses the unwelcome comeback of earmarks, legislation to make the earmark moratorium permanent, and CAGW's 2016 Congressional Pig Book.

The Pre-K Debate

The Pre-K Debate
May 06, 2016 • 08:43 am

Katharine B. Stevens, Research Fellow in Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses a new report she co-authored on whether pre-K works to help children - especially low-income children - succeed in school and life.

Reformer Challenges Excessive Attorneys' Fees in Class Action Settlements

Reformer Challenges Excessive Attorneys' Fees in Class Action Settlements
May 06, 2016 • 08:37 am

Lawrence Schonbrun, nationally acclaimed class action legal reformer, discusses California's landmark Laffitte case regarding excessive attorneys' fees in class action settlements, whether a class guardian should be appointed to represent the class's interest, and how much money courts should authorize attorneys to be paid in such cases.


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