The Company Memo: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Updated
President Barack Obama with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National Security Advisor, current National Security Advisor Tom...
President Barack Obama with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National Security Advisor, current National Security Advisor Tom...
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msnbc’s Joy-Ann Reid, Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch and NAACP President Ben Jealous will discuss the new details revealed about the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for Samantha Power to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Power is a former foreign policy adviser to President Obama, and already has the support of some GOP senators. Former Ambassador Nick Burns will discuss the impact Power could have on human rights as the new ambassador.

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, surprised  Republicans on Tuesday by announcing she would challenge popular incumbent Mike Enzi for the Republican Senate nomination in Wyoming. Enzi has held the post since 1996 and was caught off guard by the announcement. We’ll discuss what Cheney’s decision says about the unity of the Republican Party.

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is calling for Congress to step in and investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. He wants to investigate whether justice has been done and determine if federal legislation could help avoid more tragic deaths. Congressman Gutierrez will join Jansing & Co. to discuss.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear in front of Congress on Wednesday to discuss the economy. Many are speculating how his remarks will affect markets after his comments last month sparked a brief global stock sell-off when he hinted the Fed might soon raise interest rates. The impending confirmation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau leader Richard Cordray is also expected to impact stocks. The New York Times’ Catherine Rampell joins Jansing and Co. to discuss how these events will affect Americans.

The Company Memo: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Updated