The Company Memo: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Updated

Another U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed six suspected al Qaeda militants on Wednesday. In the last ten days, the U.S has carried out six strikes, killing 29 suspected al Qaeda members. This latest strike came on the same day President Obama promised troops at Camp Pendleton that the “United States is never going to retreat from the world.” We’ll discuss the tactics the administration is using to combat these latest terror threats abroad.

On Wednesday President Barack Obama canceled a scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing a “lack or progress towards a shared agenda.” This cancellation comes shortly after Russia’s offer of temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and raises serious questions about relations between the two powers going forward. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., will discuss how the U.S. should handle this challenging diplomatic situation.

EMILY’s list, the national political group devoted to electing Democratic women, has already endorsed candidates for the 2014 election cycle. However their ultimate goal is to get a woman into the Oval Office in 2016. We’ll ask Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s list, if there is a certain candidate she has in mind.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is touring his home state as he tries to build his brand amid rumors of a possible presidential bid. However Paul’s feud with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential primary opponent, is still drawing headlines. Our strategists will discuss which GOP star has the edge right now.

The number of women accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment is now up to 13. The two latest accusers were at a support group when they claim Filner made unwanted advances. Air Force veteran Eldonna Fernandez is one of those women and is also a victim of sexual assault in the military. She’ll weigh in on both of these issues on Jansing & Co. 

And more American stay-at-home moms are seeking to re-enter the work force. A Pew Poll found that more moms than ever want to be employed full-time. Marie Claire’s Lea Goldman and Mocha Mom’s President Kuae Kelch Mattox will discuss this changing mentality from the opt-out generation.

The Company Memo: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Updated