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Free Speech Victories

Free Speech Victories
April 28, 2017 • 08:43 am

Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics and Former FEC Chairman, discusses three significant victories for free speech rights that directly impact average Americans, including donor privacy and the elevation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court Justice.

Time to End Taxpayer-Funded Government Union Giveaways

Time to End Taxpayer-Funded Government Union Giveaways
April 28, 2017 • 08:37 am

Trey Kovacs, Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses the practice called "official time" that forces taxpayers to spend millions to subsidize government unions and why it needs to end.

IRS Ordered to Produce Evidence in Targeting Scheme

IRS Ordered to Produce Evidence in Targeting Scheme
April 28, 2017 • 08:14 am

Catherine Engelbrecht, Founder of True the Vote, discusses a recent US District Court ruling that requires the IRS to turn over evidence of viewpoint based targeting, which singled out conservative and Tea Party groups for adverse treatment by the IRS.

Foreign Policy: Drawing Lines in the Sand

Foreign Policy: Drawing Lines in the Sand
April 21, 2017 • 08:05 am

Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses the Iran nuclear deal, human rights abuses, Russia, North Korea and America's response to increased aggression.

Congress Considers Rolling the Dice to Prohibit Internet Gambling

Congress Considers Rolling the Dice to Prohibit Internet Gambling
April 21, 2017 • 07:56 am

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the 1951 federal Wire Act, internet sports betting and the history of state regulation of gambling across the country.

Welcome Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

Welcome Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
April 14, 2017 • 08:54 am

Megan L. Brown, Partner at Wiley Rein LLP, discusses the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch and the Senate rules change banning the use of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

China, North Korea and President Trump

China, North Korea and President Trump
April 14, 2017 • 08:39 am

Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, discusses the Trump-XI Summit, recent missile testing by North Korea, and U.S. Navy patrols in the South China Sea.

President Trump's Approval Ratings, Syria, and Music and Politics

President Trump's Approval Ratings, Syria, and Music and Politics
April 14, 2017 • 08:27 am

William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler, discusses recent polls that show a majority of Americans support President Trump's decision to launch a military airstrike in Syria, Russia's role, and top political songs and what gave rise to them.

The Role of American Leadership on Syria

The Role of American Leadership on Syria
April 07, 2017 • 08:39 am

Evan Moore, Policy Fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative, discusses the role of American leadership on Syria and where things stand on the 6th anniversary of the crisis and how President Trump can lead on foreign policy.

Civil Asset Forfeiture and Modern Day "Sheriffs of Nottingham"

Civil Asset Forfeiture and Modern Day "Sheriffs of Nottingham"
April 07, 2017 • 08:18 am

Pat Nolan, Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform, discusses civil asset forfeitures, a law that puts homeowners at risk of property rights violations, and America's criminal justice system generally.


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