The Company Memo: Monday, August 19, 2013

Updated
By John Axelrod

In the wake of extreme violence in Egypt, President Barack Obama faces a tough decision about continuing aid to a country engulfed in chaos. Our panel will discuss the president’s options. Later, we’ll ask Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he stands on the issue.

A new study from Indiana University has found that more tweets about a candidate leads to more votes. Social media expert Eric Yaverbaum will join Jansing & Co. to discuss whether these findings will revolutionize the way campaigns are run.

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is staunchly defending the use of “Stop-and-Frisk.” On Sunday, Kelly told NBC’s Meet the Press that if the law was repealed, crime would go up. Our strategists will debate whether or not the law’s benefits justify its continued use.

A new movie scheduled to hit theaters this Friday delves into the complicated issues of foster care. Short term 12 looks at the issues confronting both the teenagers living in foster care facilities and the staff that looks after them. Brie Larson, the film’s star, and Destin Daniel Cretton, the writer and director, will discuss the challenges of portraying these issues on the big screen.

And there’s a new rising young star in politics. At just four years old, Bobby Tufts of Dorset, Minnesota has already been elected to his second term as mayor. Mayor Tufts and his campaign manager/mother will discuss the important policy issues he plans on addressing in his second term.

The Company Memo: Monday, August 19, 2013

Updated