Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Live from New York, a Super Bowl Preview with Josh Zerkle

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss Sunday's Super Bowl in New York, the key match-ups to watch, and which team will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

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The Behemoth Farm Bill and Its Many Failures

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daren Bakst to discuss the farm bill before Congress, why the food stamp program should be separated, and how to build a better farm bill.

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Aaron Blake on SOTU and the Race to Replace Tom Coburn

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss last night's State of the Union address, a crazy exchange between a GOP Congressman and a reporter and the latest on the race to replace Senator Tom Coburn.

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince and China’s Growing Influence in Africa

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David Feith to discuss Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, how the firm was destroyed by Washington politics and Prince's new business venture backed in part by an arm of the Chinese government.

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Heading into Speech, Obama’s Approval Numbers Look Dismal

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama's approval rating, how Obamacare's rollout has hurt him and what to expect in tomorrow's State of the Union speech.

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Does Cutting Unemployment Benefits Help or Hurt the Job Market?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the coming debt ceiling battle, if the routine nature of these raises will continue and how changing unemployment benefits in North Carolina impacted their unemployment rate.

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Fifth Circuit Hearing Novel Challenge to Obamacare

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andy Schlafly to discuss a novel challenge to Obamacare, its progress through the courts and if legal challenges can continue to chip away at the unpopular law.

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Jed Babbin on Iraq, Robert Gates and Chris Christie

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Obama's foreign policy, the new memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chris Christie scandal.

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A Conservative Case for Universal Coverage

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Avik Roy to discuss the status of Obamacare, Avik's conservative case for universal coverage and if Obamacare can be a defining issue for the 2016 Presidential election.

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Washington’s Income Inequality Debate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the debate over income inequality, the difference between rich and poor in America and if there is a way to bridge the gap.

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Can the GOP Win Back the Senate?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Brandon Finnigan to discuss the 2014 Senate election picture, the most interesting toss-up races and if the Republicans will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Should Women in the Military be Held to the Same Standards as Men?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Mollie Hemingway to discuss women in the military, if they should be held to the same physical standards as men and why the GOP has trouble recruiting women.