The Company Memo: Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Bradley Manning will be sentenced Wednesday morning for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. He faces up to 90 years in prison. We’ll discuss the verdict as soon as it’s handed down. Our panel will also discuss former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who also leaked classified documents. The NSA still doesn’t know how much secret information Snowden took.

We’ll ask Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., about his concerns with the NSA and the lawsuit he’s planning against the IRS.

Philadelphia’s public education system had to borrow $50 million just so its schools could open on time. The district had already been forced to make severe cuts earlier this summer. Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington D.C.’s public schools will discuss the massive budget crisis threatening one of the nation’s largest school systems.

We’ll ask The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki why he thinks the federal minimum wage needs to be raised from $7.25 an hour.

Hillary Clinton seems to have become a permanent fixture in the headlines. Lately, the potential 2016 presidential candidate has been accused of mismanaging the Clinton Foundation and criticized over her relationship with former aid Huma Abedin. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently announced she would help the Ready for Hillary super pac and she’ll discuss why she’s throwing her support behind Clinton on Jansing & Co. 

Football fans Lauren LaBorde and Colleen Allerton are up in arms over the NFL’s new policy restricting purses from being brought into stadiums. So much so, that they voiced their opposition to the policy in a video titled “My Purse, My Choice.” They’ll discuss their new internet hit on Jansing and Co.