Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) discusses a bill that would give Congress a voice on any nuclear agreement with Iran, the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and Boko Haram, and the stalemate over human trafficking legislation.
"USA Today" White House Reporter David Jackson joins by phone to discuss efforts by the Obama administration on women's issues, including paycheck fairness, family and paid leave, family-friendly tax policies, and pregnancy discrimination.
"Time"'s Justin Worland discusses his reporting on the shooting of an unarmed black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, and the larger question about how to repair relations between community members and law enforcement.
Representative James Renacci (R-OH), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, talks about a series of tax-related bills Congress is slated to take up this week, as well as IRS reform and prospects for tax overhaul legislation this year.
Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) discusses the debate over repeal of the Medicare payment formula known as the "sustainable growth rate," challenges to the president's health care law, budget and tax rate issues, and pending trade legislation.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill joins to talk about the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the White House, which will include meetings with President Obama on a strategy against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
Political journalists Shira Center and Catherine Lucey talk about the latest developments in the 2016 presidential contest and preview an upcoming Republican gathering in New Hampshire featuring a number of potential contenders.
"Defense One" Global Business Reporter Marcus Weisgerber joins for a regular Your Money segment on major Pentagon procurement programs -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter -- seeing recent reductions in costs.
Former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken talks about his failed bid to represent North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District in the 2014 election and the four-part documentary, "The Runner Up," about life on the campaign trail.
Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark talks about his party's political, ideological, and cultural views, its history and former successes, and where it stands going into the 2016 presidential election.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten talks about federal education policy, including the long-disputed No Child Left Behind law that Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have proposed changes to.
Convention of States Project Co-Founder Michael Farris talks about a grassroots effort to call an Article V Convention of the States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including what type of amendments would be proposed.
Telephone lines are open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics. "Los Angeles Times" Deputy Publisher Nicco Mele also joins by Skype to talk about the 2015 "Los Angeles Times" Festival of Books.
Whit Ayres, a Republican consultant and author of "2016 and Beyond: How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America," talks about his book, which posits that GOP candidates need to adapt to changing public opinion on topics like gay rights.
National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial shares his perspective on the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in South Carolina and talks about his organization's 2015 report on the state of black America.