The Company Memo: Monday, August 12, 2013


On Monday Attorney General Eric Holder will announce a new Justice Department policy changing how some drug offenders will be prosecuted. The goal is to reserve the most severe penalties for serious, high level offenders. NBC’s Pete Williams will break down the announcementand later former Army General Barry McCaffrey will discuss his reaction to the new plan.

Congressman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will talk about what’s going on in the Middle East and Russia, after President Obama canceled a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Putin.

The nationwide manhunt for a missing California teen finally came to an end on Saturday. We’ll detail how authorities were able to locate her. Later Marc Klaas, founder of an organization that seeks to protect children from abduction, will discuss how these crimes can be curbed in the future.

The next presidential election might be three years away but hopeful candidates are already laying the groundwork for a 2016 run. The latest development comes from Vice President Joe Biden, who accepted an invitation to headline next month’s annual Iowa Steak Fry. The event is considered a rite of passage for those aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Our strategists will discuss the latest on the potential 2016 field.

That’s coming up today at 10:00am Eastern Time on Jansing & Co. with Richard Lui filling in at the anchor desk.