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Chapter 1: Immigration Bill Sees First Markup in U.S. Senate
Comprehensive immigration reform took another step towards becoming reality today as the Senate judiciary committee started reviewing amendments to a bill intended to give a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented residents of the United States. We talk to Niels Lesniewski, Reporter for Roll Call where he covers the U.S. Senate.
Chapter 2: House Hearing on Benghazi Incident Reignites Debate Over Security
The debate over what happened in Benghazi , Libya, has reignited following testimony by Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in the US Embassy in Libya at the time. We talk with Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent, The Washington Examiner.
Chapter 3: House Passes Labor Bill Providing for Compensatory Time Over Overtime Pay
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow companies to give employees who work overtime compensatory time off rather than require them to provide overtime pay. The bill will likely have a much harder time in the Democrat-dominated Senate. What are Republicans looking to get from this? We talk to Jack Rasmus, Political economist at Saint Mary’s College and author of “Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few.”
Equal Pay Day 2013: Women Still Making Fraction What Men Make
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day in which advocates say women must work until to make the same amount as men made last year. Nearly 50 years after the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, full-time year-round female employees make only as much as 80 percent of what their male counterparts make. Those analyzing this look at various factors such as occupational preferences and differences in the degree that men and women differ in family activities, but many studies still point to discrimination as being at least one factor. We talk to Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC.
FEC Vacancies Mean Lack of Electoral Law Enforcement
Beset by a long-term vacancy and ridden with deadlock, the Federal Elections Commission has become seen as mostly dysfunctional, unable to carry out its task of enforcing rules regarding elections and electoral finance. A recent column in Roll Call referred to the FEC as a lame-duck, a reference to the fact that the terms for every remaining member are about to expire, and it goes on to point out a growing backlog of work and even the ability to even determine when violations occur. We speak to the author of that column, Eliza Newlin Carney who is also a staff writer for CQ Roll Call covering lobbying and influence.
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Tune in Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. when the next installment of Record Talk Radio will be devoted to the on-going debate over Bergen County's pay-to-play law.
Our guests will be Heather Taylor of The Citizens Campaign and Chuck Powers of Bergen Grassroots.
Both groups were instrumental in pursuading the Bergen County Freeholders to adopt a pay-to-play ordinance in December 2011.
The law limited the amount a no-bid contractor doing business with the county could contribute to a county political campaign.
The law was amended last week to allow vendors to give up to $5,200 per year to county political parties.
We'll talk about what's next for these two groups as well as an expected veto of the revised law by County Executive Kathleen Donovan.
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I hear a lot of professionals say the words "Due Diligence" when they talk about transactions, but does anyone really know what it means?
We will discuss how to get to the truth of the matter in buying a business.
What documents actually have real information and how to tell when the Seller is shooting you a bunch of bull.
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This month, please join Rick Bisio on the Franchise Focus podcast to learn more about the due diligence process he describes in his book, The Educated Franchisee. The show will be dedicated to explaining the step-by-step process that goes into choosing the right franchise. Please tune in to learn about the due dilligence process and get your questions answered by Rick Bisio. Rick Bisio is the author of The Educated Franchisee: The How-To Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise and The Franchisee Workbook. He also runs www.educatedfranchisee.com, an online resource for soon-to-be franchise owners to get their due dilligence process kicked off.
Chapter 1: House Passes Bill to Criminalize False Claims About Military Honors
The House of Representatives just passed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act which would make it a federal crime to lie about military honors. A similar law had been in effect for six years until the Supreme Court ruled it as unconstitutional last year. The new version of the bill works around the ruling making it illegal only in cases in which someone lies for material profit. A Senate version has been introduced but is waiting committee approval. We talk to Mark Seavey, New Media Manager , American Legion, and an attorney familiar with the Stolen Valor Act law.
Chapter 2: Apple CEO Tim Cook Grilled by Congress About Tax Evasion
Apple CEO Tim Cook visited The Hill today to answer questions regarding accusations his company took advantage of tax loopholes by using a shell company in Ireland to indemnify profits. Cook defended the practices in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations earlier today saying they comply with the law and pay all the taxes the company is due. Rather he blamed what he called an outdated tax code and called for a simplified tax system that lowers rates and provides for a reasonable tax on foreign earnings. We talk to Mihir Desai, Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, and Matthew Gardner with Citizens for Tax Justice and author of the CTJ’s Apple report.
Chapter 3: Congress Considers Reducing Science Funding and Heightening Peer Review Requirements
We talk to Jeff Mervis of Science Magazine.
You can learn more about the process from Randy by listening to a talk shoe on May 1, 2013. Details below: A Conference call is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:00PM PDT (8:00 PM eastern). The conference access number will be found at the link below. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:00PM PDT (8:00 PM eastern) Randy Due's Website http://civilrightsfreedom.com/ And the link to the form that people should download if they chose to follow along. http://scannedretina.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/2012-08-12-criminalcomplaint-rev26-template.pdf
Welcome to "Full Speech Ahead!" − the program where we look at communication in all its many facets, with an emphasis on the spoken word. I'm your host, public speaking coach Milo Shapiro from www.PublicDynamics.com .
My guest today: How much do you value yourself? How much is your time, your energy, and − for some of you − your fee worth to others? Do you give yourself away for less than you're entitled to in return? And what gets in the way of our feeling like we deserve the good back that we put out?
My guest today is Soul Dancer, author of the book and personal development program "Pay Me What I'm Worth!" which he applies not only to business, but to standing up for what you want in any aspect of life. Soul applies spiritual principles from his years as a monk (yes, you read that right) to solid 21st century living tips that make a difference for thousands who follow him. My interview with him right after my public speaking tip-of-the-week here on "Full Speech Ahead!"
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Due Diligence is reporting live from Charleston South Carolina, the center of the activity surrounding the race for state's First Congressional District. National attention has focused on this race for Congress that pits a scandalous ex-governor against the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. The latest polling suggests it’s still anyone’s victory as Republicans rally to try to keep the seat and Democrats are tempted by an off-year pickup.
We talk to Republican nominee Mark Sanford, State Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison, Charleston County Republican Party Chairman Joe Bustos, South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn, Texas Congressman Jaoquin Castro and some constituents.
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