9:20 p.m. – WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondent Dave McConnell
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7:30 p.m. – Philip Ewing, defense editor for POLITICO
Syria’s possible chemical weapon use
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5:20 p.m. James Hohmann, national political reporter for POLITICO
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2:20 p.m. Dr. Rolf Halden, Director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University
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Chemical weapons likely used before in Syria
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Syrian regime has likely used chemical weapons on a “small scale.”
1:20 p.m. Hagel: Intelligence suggests that Syria has chemical weapons
J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent
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Dr. Katy Nelson, veterinarian
The most annoying aspects of going to the doctor
Kristi King, WTOP reporter
12:50 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator
Americans for Prosperity blame the president for flight delays
Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP reporter
Congress discussing Obamacare ‘out’ for members, aides
WASHINGTON – While businesses across the country are trying to figure out how to deal with new health care requirements, Congress has been secretly discussing exempting members and aides from insurance exchanges required by Obamacare, Politico reports.
There reportedly is concern about lawmakers and aides being hit with thousands of dollars in health care costs that could lead staffers to seek jobs elsewhere and create a Capitol Hill “brain drain,” Politico says.
Citing sources, Politico reports talks on the issue have involved Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Obama administration officials. The discussions are described by Politico as “extremely sensitive” due to the fallout that could ensue from such an exemption.
Read more on the story from Politico here, and listen to executive editor Jim VandeHei discuss the issue in the interview below.
Jim VandeHei, executive editor of POLITICO
Exempting Congress from federal health care law
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