C-SPAN - Newsmakers Podcast
Newsmakers: John Yoo12/14/14
John Yoo, former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, discusses the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogations.
Newsmakers: Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA), incoming chair of the Hispanic Caucus, talks about immigration legislation in Congress, the president's executive action on immigration, the role of women in Congress, and more.
Newsmakers: Rajiv Shah
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah discusses U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as what the agency is doing to combat global poverty and oversee foreign aid.
Newsmakers: Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)
Republican Study Committee Chair Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) discusses the role of the Republican Party's conservative wing, the RSC's priorities, immigration reform, and other key issues. He was elected to his post on November 18.
Newsmakers: Anne Filipic
Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America, talks about the open enrollment season for health care policies under the Affordable Care Act. Enroll America is a non-profit working to boost the number of Americans enrolling.
Newsmakers: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Veterans' Affairs Committee chair, discusses efforts by Secretary Robert McDonald to revamp the VA. He also discusses the lame duck Congress, his expectations for a GOP-controlled Congress, and Campaign 2016.
Newsmakers: Stuart Rothenberg and Amy Walter
Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the [Rothenberg Political Report], and Amy Walter, managing editor of the [Cook Political Report], discuss the 2014 midterm elections, including key races, voter trends, and possible Election Day scenarios.
Newsmakers: Rob Engstorm
Chamber of Commerce Vice President and Political Director Rob Engstorm discusses the role of his organization in the 2014 midterm elections. The Chamber of Commerce is the highest-spending nonprofit, according to the [Wall Street Journal].
Newsmakers: Dawn Laguens
Plan Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens discusses the role of Planned Parenthood in the 2014 midterm elections, and how the issue of abortion is affecting political campaigns.
Newsmakers: Ty Matsdorf
Senate Majority PAC Campaigns Director Ty Matsdorf talks about the group's efforts to keep the U.S. Senate in Democratic hands. The PAC, which is close to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), has spent over 35 million this election cycle.
Newsmakers: Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) talks about his party's chances of retaking the U.S. Senate in November, why Senator Pat Roberts (R) is trailing in Kansas, and who has the edge in the money race.
Newsmakers: Michael Podhorzer
AFL-CIO Political Director Michael Podhorzer discusses the union organization's role in Campaign 2014. The AFL-CIO is made up of 64 unions and more than 13 million workers.
Newsmakers: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) talks about several issues, including immigration and border security, mistrust of policing in the wake of the Ferguson protests, and the vote to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels.
Newsmakers: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says he expects Congress to vote next week on the president's plan to comabat Islamic State militants, but will take a "two-step process" that could last until after the midterm elections.
Newsmakers: Mary Kay Henry
Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's largest union, talks about employment numbers, minimum wage, immigration, and politics.
Newsmakers: Douglas Elmendorf
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf discusses the latest CBO report suggesting the federal budget deficit has fallen to $506 billion while the federal debt is rising. The report projects the debt will rise to 74% of GDP this year.
Newsmakers: Gov. Mike Pence (R)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) talks with Reid Epstein of the [Wall Street Journal] and Robert Costa of the [Washington Post] about the November midterm elections and challenges facing Republicans as they look to retake the White House in 2016.
Newsmakers: Stephanie Schriock
EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock discusses the group's priorities in the 2014 midterm elections, the candidates they're supporting this cycle, as well as their efforts to increase voter turnout among women.
Newsmakers: Tim Phillips
Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity discusses the races and issues the conservative advocacy group is focusing on in the run up to the November mid-term elections. It reportedly will spend more than $125 million in the 2014 cycle.
Newsmakers: Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Ranking Member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee David Vitter (R-LA) talks about the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the situation on the U.S-Mexico border.
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