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Washington Journal for Thursday, January 24

Washington, DC
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Juana Summers, Politico, Defense Reporter

Topic: Preview of Secretary Panetta’s expected announcement today lifting the ban on women in combat.

Winnie Stachelberg, Center for American Progress, External Affairs Executive V.P. @wstachelberg

Topic: A look at the political environment surrounding the debate on proposed changes in gun violence laws, including Pres. Obama’s recommendations issued earlier this month, and Sen. Feinstein’s bill – scheduled to be introduced today – that would stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of more than 100 specifically-named firearms, well as certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns.

Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow @MaxBoot

Topic: Guest will discuss President Obama’s second term foreign policy agenda & challenges.

Bradley Shear,, Attorney

Topic: Discuss current laws on workplace speech and how they apply to speech made about an employer via social media.  In December, the National Labor Relations Board ruled an employer unlawfully fired several employees over Facebook posts.  Guest will discuss what’s covered by the National Labor Relations Act, how social media is changing how companies are drafting social media policies and what select states are doing to protect workplace speech.

Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:06am (ET)

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