170Dec 10, 2013
John Engler on Congressional Budget Negotiations
John Engler talked about corporate and business communities' perspective on the ongoing congressional budget negotiations. Other topics included the impact of the health care law on small and ...
209Dec 10, 2013
Representative Garamendi on Year-End Legislative Agenda
Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) talked about remaining bills on the congressional agenda. Topics included the farm bill, the Defense Authorization bill, and the work of the Budget ...
329Dec 10, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should federal unemployment benefits be extended?”
National Journal congressional correspondent Shane ...
334Dec 10, 2013
End-of-Year Budget Issues
Shane Goldmacher spoke by telephone about the latest news in ongoing Budget Conference Committee negotiations and the expected announcement of a small-scale agreement later in the week. He also ...
349Dec 10, 2013
Hospital Charges and Annual Health Costs
Elizabeth Rosenthal, a former emergency room physician, talked about her New York Times article on hospital costs, “As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Costs $500.” Topics included ...
576Dec 2, 2013
Future of the Affordable Care Act
Emily Ethridge talked about the state-run health insurance exchanges, which are part of the Affordable Care Act, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. While ...
470Dec 2, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legislative record of the 113th Congress, which statistically was one of the least productive ever.
457Dec 2, 2013
Obama Administration Second Term
Scott Wilson talked about the Obama administration’s second term thus far, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Iran, the Healthcare.gov Web ...
447Nov 25, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What does public service mean to you?”
1,202Nov 25, 2013
Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Trita Parsi talked about the details of the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. He said ...
382Nov 25, 2013
Pentagon Accounting Issues
Scot Paltrow talked about his two-series for Reuters, “Unaccountable: The High Cost of the Pentagon’s Bookkeeping,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
748Nov 25, 2013
Affordable Care Act Update
Sarah Kliff gave an update on the status of implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She discussed the latest news on the ...
191Nov 11, 2013
Tom Tarantino on Issues Facing Veterans
Tom Tarantino talked about issues facing veterans as they return from combat. Topics included the backlog at the Veterans Department for benefits, issues surroundings mental health, education, ...
340Nov 11, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Have the Afghanistan and Iraq wars changed perceptions of Veterans Day?”
337Nov 11, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on issues related to veterans. Joe Violante was interviewed by phone about the Putting Veteran’s Funding First Act.
265Nov 11, 2013
Employment and Returning Veterans
Ward Carroll talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan, and efforts to get them back into the civilian workforce. He responded to telephone ...
465Nov 11, 2013
Michael Noonan talked about the U.S. News and World Report opinion piece he wrote, "Serving or Servicing the Civil-Military Divide?", and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
306Nov 9, 2013
Telephone lines were open for Democratic viewers only to comment on “Are You Concerned ACA Will Hurt the Party?”
A video clip was shown of President Obama being interviewed ...
362Nov 9, 2013
Health Care Rollout
Louise Radnofsky talked about the next issues for the Affordable Care Act, which began its rollout October 1, 2013. During the past week, President Obama apologized to people whose health care plans ...
919Nov 9, 2013
October 2013 Unemployment
Danielle Kurtzleben talked about the latest employment numbers that were released the previous day. The economy added 204,000 jobs in October 2013, and unemployment ticked up slightly to 7.3 ...
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