The Company Memo: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Trayvon Martin’s parents are speaking out for the first time since George Zimmerman was found not guilty. The verdict is still being protested and our panel will discuss the continued fallout from the trial.

Later New York Congressman Gregory Meeks will join Jansing & Co. to discuss proposed legislation curbing racial profiling and Wednesday’s vote in the House to delay the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama is expected to address healthcare on Thursday.

The latest cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has sparked outrage across the country. Critics believe the cover his extremely insensitive to victims of the attack and claim it glorifies a suspected terrorist. We’ll have the latest on this controversy.

Congress is still pressing ahead with its probe of the IRS and today Treasury Inspector General Russel George will to testify on Capitol Hill on Thursday. He’s expected to defend  his initial report that only mentioned Tea Party groups received extra scrutiny, when later documents revealed that liberal groups were also targeted. Our panel will discuss the politics surrounding this investigation.

Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both looking for redemption after sex scandals seemed to have derailed their political careers. The latest polls show that returning to office is within reach for both candidates. A new Quinnipiac poll shows Weiner with a three point lead among Democrats in the NYC Mayor Race and Spitzer with a 15 point lead in the NYC Comptroller race. Our panel discusses their comeback and the role the candidates’ wives have played in their redemption campaigns.

And more than 2,300 California inmates are refusing to eat as a  a means of  protesting solitary confinement conditions. Shane Bauer, one of the American hikers imprisoned in Iran in 2009, talks about the harsh conditions inmates face in solitary.

The Company Memo: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Updated