Monthly Archives: February 2013

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A License to Drill

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss America's energy production, restrictions that keep us from exporting oil and natural gas, and what economic benefits a new policy could bring.

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Andrew McCarthy on Benghazi, Sharia Law and John Brennan

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new book, the Benghazi hearings and the new leadership at the State Department, DOD and the CIA.

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Bob McDonnell’s Tax Problem

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Bob McDonnell's new $6 billion transportation tax in Virginia, the sharp negative reaction from the right, and his flip-slop on Medicaid expansion.

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Is the Euro Zone Headed for Further Crisis?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss struggles faced by the united Euro Zone, predictions of the decline all the way back in the 1990s and what the future holds for Europe.

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Lazy Union Labor: A Job Killer

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a clash between an American company and the French, the job impacts of the sequester, and an economic outlook.

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Obama Pushes Universal Pre-K Despite Evidence it Hurts Children

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss universal pre-k, evidence it actually hurts children and a negative HHS study delivered four years late after the 2012 election.

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A Surge of Senate Retirements and an Early Look at 2016

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the surge of retirements in the U.S. Senate this cycle, the Democratic candidates for 2016, and why Hillary Clinton is the 800-pound gorilla in the presidential field.

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Scott Walker’s Obamacare Compromise

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Scott Walker's innovative solution for Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin, how this can be a model for other states, and why Medicaid is such a terrible health program.

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Robots Are Taking Away Your Job

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the growing role of robots in manufacturing, how advancing technology will change the American workplace, and whether robots will take over the battlefield.

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Low-Skilled Workers and the Minimum Wage

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss disappointing retail sales for January, Obama's call to raise the minimum wage and how the labor market hurts low-skilled workers.

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Susan Combs on the Texas Model of Responsible Economics

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to talk about the importance of a friendly business environment, why transparency empowers citizens, and what Washington can learn from the Texas model.

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Lower Healthcare Costs, a Higher Minimum Wage: Obama’s Rosy America

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama's call for a higher minimum wage, his touting of lower healthcare costs, and the chance that any of his SOTU initiatives actually pass.