On the Phone: Shane Goldmacher, National Journal Congressional Correspondent
Topic: A series of personal and professional allegations involving Sen. Robert Menendez, including involvement with prostitutes, and intervention with federal agencies on behalf of friend and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, who is under investigation for health care fraud. Menendez is also facing a Senate ethics inquiry about two free trips he took in 2010 on Melgen’s private plane to Melgen’s seaside mansion in the Dominican Republic. Sen. Menendez is chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee
Amy Walter, Cook Political Report National Editor
Topic: Guest will discuss the politics of gun control and immigration reform this year.
Abby Kiesh, Ctr. for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement - Youth Researcher
Topic: CIRCLE was among four civic organizations that released a major report earlier this week on civic activity and community engagement of young Americans aged 18 to 29. The report highlights the diverse ways in which Millennials are taking action in their communities beyond the voting booth, online and offline, across different regions of the United States.
John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Topic: The latest Inspector General’s report on Afghanistan Reconstruction show approximately $87 B spent since 2002. Guest will break down how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it and discuss concerns over waste, fraud and abuse.