Today on StandUP!
Executive Director, CNN Politics, Mark Preston, joined us in the first hour to tell us on a Thursday what everyone will be saying about CPAC on Monday. Pete and Mark also discussed the possible Homeland Security shutdown and a little 2016 Campaign wrangling.
In the second hour, former Reagan advisor, Treasury official and author of multiple books including his the most recent, “The Benefit and the Burden,” Bruce Bartlett joined us to talk about his experience speaking before Congress about budgets and inflation.
Then, we were joined for the first time, but surely not the last, by former Asst. U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and trial attorney for the DOJ, Laura Coates. We discussed her career and her experience in the District of Columbia, where marijuana has just been legalized for personal growth and private home consumption.
We kicked off the third hour by checking in with the SiriusXM Insight crew down in Washington D.C. covering the Conservative Political Action Conference. (That’s what all those CPAC!s up top stood for) First we talked to Margaret Hoover, the political strategist, author and host of Get It Right, weekdays at noon East. Then, she passed the mic over to John Fugelsang, comic, personality and prolific Twitter star as well as host of Tell Me Everything, weekdays from 2-5 EST.
We stayed in D.C. one more time to finish the show, this time talking via phone with Will Sommer. He’s a reporter at Washington City Paper, and he’s been covering the journey towards marijuana legalization in the District.