On this episode of the On The Hill podcast, we’re taking you out to the ballgame. The Washington Nationals are in the World Series for the first time in their franchise history.
Gene Healy, the vice president of the Libertarian think-tank Cato Institute, joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this episode of the On The Hill podcast. In 2008, Healy wrote a book called “The Cult Of The Presidency,” which examined the power of the executive branch of government.
How old is too old to be president? Lee Edwards, a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald to look at the impact of age on politics - both from the candidate perspective and the voter perspective.
Irvin McCullough, a National Security Analyst at the Government Accountability Project, joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this episode of the On The Hill podcast.
Should DC become the 51st state? DC Vote Executive Director Bo Shuff joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald in this episode of the On The Hill podcast. We look at the Congressional hearing that was just held on H.R. 51 in Congress, the arguments for and against statehood, national public opinion against Statehood, and the political challenges the effort faces in both the House and the Senate.
Paul Rosenzweig, a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, joins Tom Fitzgerald on this episode of the On The Hill podcast. Rosenzweig is now a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute, a foreign policy think tank in Washington. We look at the removal of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, what would happen if the Secretary of State takes over the job and the subsequent national security implications. In addition, why has foreign policy been largely absent as a topic in the Democratic presidential campaign? Join us!
NASA scientist Tom Neumann joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald on this edition of the On The Hill podcast. While NASA is often known for exploring other worlds, Neumann’s specialty at NASA is studying planet earth. Neumann is an expert on the Arctic ice melt that he’s tracked for years.
Aaron Zitner of the Wall Street Journal joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald on the latest episode of the On The Hill podcast. Zitner is the Polling Editor for the Wall Street Journal and has some fascinating new data on how American values are changing on issues ranging from patriotism, religion to even whether or not to have children. As politicians look to connect with younger voters, it’s key information to know heading into the 2020 presidential election. Join us!
Dr. Rob Cohen, a former staffer for Sen. John McCain, an Army veteran and host of the "Democrises" podcast, joins Tom Fitzgerald on the “On The Hill” podcast.
This time the On The Hill podcast is joined by Dr. Ibram Kendi, a professor at American University and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Dr. Kendi joins us to talk about his new book out this week is called “How To Be An Antiracist.” It’s a blueprint on how to move America forward on the issue of race and racism, and looks at what everyone can do in their own lives to bring people together on the issues of race.
Kate Davidson, the economic policy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us On The Hill. Davidson has been tracking the budget deal that’s on-track to be passed without any issues. So how did this happen when Democrats and Republicans have been at odds for so long? It is a 2-year deal to suspend the debt ceiling and both sides received some of what they wanted. Davidson also lets us in on the surprising behind-the-scenes negotiating team switch that the White House made to help hammer out the deal.
Howard University Political Science Professor Michael Fauntroy joins the On The Hill podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including Fauntroy’s take on the reaction to President Donald Trump’s tweets aimed at “The Squad,” why the election system in the U.S. needs to be overhauled, DC Statehood and how the debate over gentrification is growing as a political movement of its own. Join us!
Veteran Washington D.C. attorney A. Scott Bolden of the Reed Smith Law firm joins us this time the "On The Hill" podcast. Bolden, who is a well know figure in political circles in the nation's capital, talks about the latest subpoenas and the ongoing investigations that have come out of Robert Mueller's report. Bolden has analysis on the investigation of DC Councilman Jack Evans and also shares remembrances of his former client and friend, the late mayor of Washington DC Marion Barry. Join us!
Maryland Congressman David Trone joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this week's "On The Hill" podcast. Trone is known as the businessman behind a successful wine retail business who made the jump into politics in the 2018 mid-terms. We discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling in his 6th Congressional District, his view of the difference between being a businessman and being in politics.
Robert McCartney, the Washington Post's senior regional correspondent, joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this week's On The Hill podcast. We tackle a wide view of local politics around the National Capital Region, including Virginia's big primary and the "Northam Effect" on the Democratic Party.
Maryland Delegate Marc Korman joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this week's "On The Hill" podcast. The Democratic lawmaker represents Montgomery County, Maryland. We talk about the Board of Public Utilities decision this week to approve Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to expand, improve and add toll lanes to I-270 and eventually the Beltway.Korman is not a fan of the plan and tells us why. He also takes us behind the scenes of the political maneuvering during the effort to name a replacement in the wake of the passing of former Speaker Michael Busch. Join us!
Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland joins the "On The Hill" podcast to discuss the current debate over impeachment surrounding President Donald Trump. Raskin, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, also talks about the effort to end gerrymandering through a new bill on Capitol Hill which also addresses voting rights.
Gregg Rothschild of The Glover Park Group joins the On The Hill podcast. If you use Facebook, Google or Waze, or if you sign up for a grocery card your data is being used and shared in many ways. For the first time in 20 years, a broad federal data privacy bill is being hammered out in Congress. How should that data be protected, who should be allowed to get it and use it? Join us!
Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, joins the On The Hill podcast. Taleblu's been following the recent heightened Iran tensions and the evacuation of the embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. What's the backstory that led up to this latest standoff? How has the U.S. changed its way of dealing with Iran under the Trump administration? What is Iran's endgame? What does it mean for us? It's a 20 minute deep dive with an expert who can boil it all down. Join us!
Aaron Zitner, the Wall Street Journal's polling editor, joins Tom Fitzgerald in this week's episode of the On The Hill podcast. With the 2020 campaign underway, Tom and Aaron dive into the latest numbers which include numbers on the enthusiasm of voters.