“Dodd's Decision, King Crab and Human Rights and the Future of Airport Security”

January 14, 2010
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Recent decisions to retire by Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), impact much of the pending agenda in the Senate and alters the political landscape for the 2010 elections. What will each political party do as a result in developing their 2010 election strategy? Tune in to this week's Capital Thinking with Kevin O'Neill as he is joined by Vincent Frillici and Marc Ross, Principal at 2ndSix, for their analysis from the Democratic and Republican viewpoints respectively. Next, ever come across "The Curious Case of King Crab King Arkadi Gontmakher?" (Article in The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2010.) If the title captivated your attention, then be sure to stay on for the segment with Kristen Johnson who will tell you more about this interesting human rights battle involving an U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned in Moscow, Russia for more than 2 years without a fair trial. Then, following on the heel of the Christmas Day airline underwear bomber attempt, we will hear from Scott Thompson and Brook Miller, Vice President of Smiths Detection North America, about the new body scanners that will be used at airport security check points, and what this will mean for the future of travel for Americans. Finally, Kevin will wrap up the week's highlights in politics and other news from Washington.

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