Stan Collender, Qorvis Communications, Financial Communications National Director and Roll Call “Fiscal Fitness” Columnist, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, 2003-05, and American Action Forum President
Topic: Guests will discuss the latest news out of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and review the past week’s fiscal cliff events and news. They’ll explain the dynamics, players and positions and preview the week ahead.
Anna Palmer, Politico, Lobbying Reporter
Topic: Amid negotiations over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” corporate clients are paying lobbyists in Washington to protect their interests in the talks.
Mona Yacoubian, Stimson Center, Senior Middle East Adviser
Topic: As the violence continues in Syria, NATO and the International community last week put Syrian Pres. Assad on notice that there will be consequences if he uses chemical weapons against his people. Guest joins us to discuss the latest developments, the response from the international community and the impact of the violence on countries in the region.
On Skype: Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, Beirut Bureau Chief
Topic: Latest on the continued violence in Syria. Guest joins us from Beirut as reporter access to Syria is limited.