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Engage with Andy Busch

Engage with Andy Busch

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March 06th 2015:Political Round-up: Congress, Obamacare, and 2016 Presidential Race

This week on Engage, we will cover the latest news out of Washington DC. Joining us for segment 1 is Potomac Research’s Greg Valliere where we’ll talk DHS funding and 2016 presidential candidates. In segment 2, we have the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth to discuss Obamacare’s Supreme Court hearing. For segment 3, we have The Hill reporter Kevin Cirilli to discuss moderate democrats and Hilary Clinton’s run for president. To wrap up in segment 4, we have president of the American Action Forum, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, to talk republican leadership and TPA legislation. Get the pod

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Greg Valliere

With over 30 years of experience in covering Washington for institutional investors, Greg Valliere coordinates political and economic research. He focuses on how Congress and the White House shape fiscal policies and monitors the Federal Reserve Board’s interest rate policies. Prior to joining Potomac Research, Mr. Valliere served as Chief Policy Strategist for Soleil Securities Corporation. He previously held key strategy roles at Charles Schwab’s Washington Research Group and The Washington Forum. Mr. Valliere co-founded The Washington Forum in 1974, serving as Chief Political Analyst and editor of the group’s publications, and ultimately as Research Director. He began his career in
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Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is director of Economics21 and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. She is a columnist for MarketWatch.com, and Tax Notes. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. From 2001 to 2002 she served as chief of staff of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth served as deputy executive director of the Domestic Policy Council and associate director of the Office of Policy Planning in the White House under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and she was an economist on the staff of President Reagan’
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Kevin Cirilli

Kevin Cirilli is a political reporter for The Hill newspaper out of Washington. He covers political topics anywhere from Congress to financial regulation to election candidates. Kevin represents The Hill's non-partisan, fast-paced, fresh brand on national television outlets, including MSNBC in a weekly appearance. Prior to The Hill, Kevin reported for news outlets such as Politico, Men’s Health Magazine, and The Daily Beast. Mr. Cirilli received his B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University.
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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum and most recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions. During 2001-2002, he was the Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (where he had also served during 1989-1990 as a Senior Staff Economist). At CEA he helped to formulate policies addressing the 2000-2001 recession and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. From 2003-2005 he was the 6th Director of the non-partisan
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