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Dinesh D’Souza, Bill Gertz, Mark Krikorian

August 1st, 2014

With Dinesh D'Souza, Bill Gertz, Mark Krikorian

DINESH D'SOUZA, Author of America: Imagine the World Without Her

Part One:

  • What does Obama's "remaking" of America entail?
  • Comparing the presidencies of Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter
  • Is this the end of an American era of global leadership?

Part Two:

  • Shifts in the Middle East caused by a diminished American presence
  • The Obama Doctrine
  • Threats to the U.S. Military created by globalization
  • Progressives' criticism of American Exceptionalism
  • Looking at Hillary Clinton's upcoming presidential nomination bid as a proxy "third term for Obama"

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon and "Inside the Ring" Columnist at the Washington Times

  • Strategic implications of Russia's violation of the INF Treaty
  • DIA Director Lt. General Michael Flynn's comments about the worldwide rise of jihadist ideology
  • Reports al Qaeda is possibly going to target America's critical infrastructure
  • Suspicious Chinese behavior at the recent RIMPAC exercise

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

  • Do the US and other democracies have the will to protect their own borders and sovereignty?
  • Senate and House attempts to respond to the illegal immigrant surge
  • Analyzing the chances of comprehensive immigration reform
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Amb. Dore Gold, Faith McDonnell, Rep. Steve King, Fred Fleitz

July 31st, 2014

Ambassador DORE GOLD, Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations:

  • A strategic threat analysis of the terror organization Hamas
  • Israel's endgame in the Gaza conflict
  • The state of the Israel-U.S. alliance in light of Secretary of State Kerry's ceasefire proposal, U.S. taxpayer dollars going to Hamas, and the temporary ban on American air travel into Israel

FAITH McDONNELL, of the Institute on Religion and Democracy:

  • Dangers faced by the remaining Christians in Iraq
  • The failure of the Obama Administration and others to condemn crimes committed against Christians worldwide
  • Questioning why churches have not responded more strongly to persecution of Christians

Representative STEVE KING, IA-4:

  • Congressional plans for immigration reform before the August recess
  • Rep. Boehner's impending lawsuit against President Obama
  • US support for Israel

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • President Obama's second 'reset' with Russia in the form of further economic sanctions
  • Will Russian forces attempt a seizure of Eastern Ukraine as they did in Crimea?
  • The State Department's lack of enforcement regarding missile defense treaties with Russia
  • Senator Pat Leahy's version of the USA Freedom Bill
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Rep. Doug Lamborn, Diana West, Dr. Mark Schneider, Jim Hanson

July 30th, 2014

Representative DOUG LAMBORN (CO-5):

  • The Obama Administration's belated response to Russia's violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty
  • Rep. Lamborn's bipartisan letter to the UN calling for an investigation into human rights abuses committed by Hamas
  • An argument for the need for Congressional action on immigration that addresses DACA and might help discourage future illegal immigration
  • Protecting the electric grid from natural and man-made electromagnetic pulses

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character":

  • The popular portrayal of moral ambivalence between Israel and Hamas
  • Hamas' exploitation of Palestinian civilians for public relations purposes
  • The current Administration's lackluster support for Israel despite its vocal criticism of Hamas

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • A discussion of Schneider's article that concluded that Russia has violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and which was followed a few hours after publication by the US government's acknowledgment of the violation
  • Likelihood of a return to Cold War tensions
  • Is there a correlation between Russian aggression and the lack of modernization of U.S. nuclear forces?


  • Calls for Jesse Ventura to walk away from his newly-won defamation lawsuit against the estate of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle
  • PTSD and the validity of Rep. John Walsh's claim that the illness prompted him to plagiarize his Master's thesis
  • Thoughts on who should be held responsible for the downing of the civilian airliner MH17
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John Lehman, Andy McCarthy, John Kappenman, Gordon Chang

July 29th, 2014

JOHN LEHMAN, Former Secretary of the US Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission:

  • The 9/11 Commission's new publication, "Today's Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report"
  • The danger of complacency as the jihadist threat expands
  • The United States Navy's current state of readiness

ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":

  • Problems with a changing Western interpretation of the consistent Islamist doctrine
  • U.S. Government support for Hamas
  • Imprecision with the classification of "civilian" in the Israel/Hamas conflict
  • Controversy over the inclusion of Turkey and Qatar—two of the largest state sponsors of terrorism—in the Israel/Hamas talks

JOHN KAPPENMAN, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants:

  • Lessons learned from the solar flare that barely missed Earth two years ago
  • An assessment of the threat posed by future solar activity

GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Recent internal purges within the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Second Cold War that Russia and China are waging against the United States
  • Increasing threats against American businesses in China
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Hans von Spakovsky

July 28th, 2014

Part 1: HANS VON SPAKOVSKY- author of Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Deapartment (HarperCollins/Broadside June 2014):

  • The unique position of the Attorney General in the Presidential cabinet
  • Eric Holder's role in controversial pardons of an international fugitive and 16 convicted terrorists

Part 2:

  • Eric Holder's misuse of prosecutorial discretion to selectively enforce or ignore laws
  • The Department of Justice's failure to investigate allegations of voter fraud

Part 3:

  • Fitting the Justice Department's projects—such as Fast and Furious—into the agenda of the Obama Administration
  • DoJ's tendency to ignore federal laws concerning illegal immigration and Guantanamo Bay prisoner transfers/releases
  • Concerns that the DoJ plans to shift back to a pre-9/11 model and treat terrorists as ordinary criminals

Part 4:

  • DoJ's hiring of government officials with possible ties to radical groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood
  • The Obama Administration's approach to confronting material support for terrorism
  • Is the US facing a constitutional crisis?
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Bruce Bechtol, Michel Gurfinkiel, Bill Roggio

July 25th, 2014

Representative ADAM KINZINGER (IL-16):
  • The need for Hamas to accept Israel's right to exist before a long-term peace agreement can be reached
  • A comparison of Russian aggression to that of pre-WWII Germany
  • Congressional efforts to stop the controversial sale of French amphibious assault ships to Russia
  • Extent of the dangers the electric grid faces from man-made and naturally occurring threats

BRUCE BECHTOL, author of "North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-Un Era":

  • New court ruling that found North Korea has provided material support to Hezbollah's attacks on Israel
  • Whereabouts of a North Korean ship acting suspiciously in the Gulf of Mexico, and the potential implications for US national security
  • The status of inter-state trade relations in East Asia

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, President of Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Differences between French and American perspectives on the Israeli-Hamas conflict
  • Anti-Semitic riots in France in response to Israeli strikes on Gaza
  • Immigration's impact on France's demographics

BILL ROGGIO, The Long War Journal:

  • Pros and cons of pursuing a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel
  • Benefits Hamas' public image has received from the media coverage of Israeli air strikes
  • Status update on the Islamic State, and predictions on what is coming next as battle lines in Iraq begin to stabilize
  • Rising Taliban activity in Afghanistan as US military influence declines
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Gen. Jack Keane, Fred Fleitz, Zach Taylor, and Faith McDonnell

July 24th, 2014

GEN. JACK KEANE, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army:

  • What are the US military's options for transforming ISIS from an offensive organization into a defensive one?
  • The prudence of reconsidering the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in light of recent events in Iraq
  • Implications of the planned assistance to Syrian rebels for conflicts in Syria and Iraq

FRED FLEITZ, of Lignet and the Center for Security Policy:

  • Questioning a recent report that the NSA and CIA spied on Americans based solely on the basis of religion
  • What is the Obama Administration's plan for the extended nuclear talks with Iran?
  • Update on the Alibaba initial public offering

ZACK TAYLOR, founder of the National Association of Border Patrol Officers:

  • Health concerns related to the surge of illegal immigrants entering the United States
  • Response of border patrol agents to the immigration crisis

FAITH McDONNELL, Institute on Religion and Democracy at the Institute on Religion and Democracy

  • Meriam Ibrahim's recent arrival in Italy, weeks after being released from a Sudanese prison
  • An overview of the timeline regarding Ibrahim's imprisonment and first attempt to leave Sudan
  • The imposition of Shariah law in Sudan
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Diana West, Father Anthony Hanna, Anne Korin, George O’Conor

July 23rd, 2014

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnist and author:
  • Nullification of the border
  • Border issue as a long term national emergency
  • Using the power of the purse to fix the border problem

Father ANTHONY HANNA,  adviser to Coptic Pope:

  • The plight of Coptic Christians in the Middle East region
  • Relationship between the decline of American prestige and the current persecution Christians face from radical Islamists
  • Silence from the White House on Christian persecution

ANNE KORIN, Co-Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security: 

  • A new fuel choice bill that offers automakers incentives to produce cars that can use non-petroleum fuel sources
  • Examining the benefits of flex-fuel vehicles
  • Role of the Chinese market's use of methanol in the development of engine components that can withstand higher levels of corrosion
  • The need for fuel diversification, given the current instability in many oil-producing countries
GEORGE O'CONOR- Founder and CEO of Chime Media:
  • True extent of Chinese cyber espionage against the U.S.
  • Security concerns surrounding Chinese internet giant Alibaba's upcoming initial public offering
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Rep. Peter Roskam, Dakota Wood, Dr. Larry Ponemon, Andy McCarthy

July 22nd, 2014

Congressman PETER ROSKAM, representative for Illinois' 6th Congressional District:

  • Assessing the likelihood that Israel will be able to permanently mitigate the threat posed to it by Hamas
  • Thoughts on how the U.S. should respond to the crisis in Gaza
  • Is the Obama Administration gung-ho on striking a deal with Iran as a way to "cement" its legacy?
  • An update from the House Select Committee on Benghazi
DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former USMC strategy analyst officer:
  • Waning stability in the world today
  • How recent budget cuts have affected the U.S. military's state of readiness
  • The effects of social engineering in the military

Dr. LARRY PONEMON, Founder and Chairman of the Ponemon Institute:

  • New findings of a study focusing on the readiness of international critical infrastructure against cyber attacks
  • Modernized and new threat vectors to the infrastructure that remain hidden and unknown
ANDY McCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Making the Case for the Impeachment of Barack Obama":
  • Presidential overreach on immigration policy
  • Denouncing the idea that Putin's Russia can be a strategic partner
  • What is the optimal outcome of the conflict in Gaza?
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Itamar Marcus, Gordon Chang, Dr, Jaime Suchliki, Claudia Rosett

July 21st, 2014

ITAMAR MARCUS, Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • Differences between Hamas' long-term ideological goals and short-term political goals in the conflict with Israel
  • Fatah's masking of its anti-Semitic sentiments from the non-Arabic speaking world
GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":
  • Assessing the potential for instability as a result of China's "anti-corruption" campaign
  • Resistance in China towards the internal leadership of the Communist Party
  • The US Navy's displeasure with China for sending an intelligence ship to watch the RIMPAC exercises
Dr. JAIME SUCHLICKI, Director of the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies:
  • Putin's motives for strengthening Russian-Cuban ties, and that relationship's possible impact on tensions between Russia and the United States
  • Concerns that a satellite tracking station in Cuba will be a front for Russian eavesdropping operations
  • Potential next steps for Putin's expansion of Russian influence further into Latin America
  • The US's possible isolation in Latin America in contrast with countries like Russia finding new avenues of trade and building new relationships in the region
CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist In Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:
  • Mystery surrounding a North Korean cargo ship that entered the Gulf of Mexico, turned off its transponder for nine days, and is now run-aground off the coast of Mexico
  • Potential Russian involvement in the downing of airliner Malaysian MH-17
  • Extension of the Iranian nuclear negotiations past the July 20th deadline
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