The Company Memo: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Updated
Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain (L) and Democratic Senator from New York Chuck Schumer (R) talk with the media outside the Senate chamber after...
Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain (L) and Democratic Senator from New York Chuck Schumer (R) talk with the media outside the Senate chamber after...
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After 12 days of testimony from 56 witnesses, the George Zimmerman trial is coming to a close. Each side will present its closing arguments on Thursday before the jury considers whether or not George Zimmerman is guilty of second degree murder. We’ll have the latest from outside the courtroom in Sanford, Florida.

President Obama is scheduled to meet with key “Gang of Eight” Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer to discuss immigration reform. Last month the Senate passed a bill with 68 votes, but it faces an uncertain future in the House of Representatives. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas, will discuss how the House plans to handle the bill.

The battle over abortion in Texas has drawn national headlines, but similar battles are being waged in states across the country. Despite state Sen. Wendy Davis’ epic filibuster initially defeating the restrictive Texas abortion bill, it’s likely the Texas legislature will finally pass the bill on its third attempt. The National Journal’s Chris Frates and the Washington Post’s Jackie Kucinich will discuss the anti-abortion movements suddenly gaining traction across the country.

Sarah Palin has expressed interest in running for an Alaska Senate seat, but her would-be opponent, Democrat Mark Begich, questions whether she is still an Alaska resident.

Republicans are pointing to the White House’s announcement of a one year delay in a key provision of the Affordable Care Act as evidence of the law’s ineffectiveness. Our panel will discuss what lies ahead for ObamaCare.

And we’ll have the latest on the investigation or Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is under scrutiny for allegedly receiving unlawful political donations.

The Company Memo: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Updated