This Week in Washington - April 20, 2022

This Week in Washington - April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

Congress is on their Easter in-state work period. Staff has been preparing throughout this recess for what must get done during the balance of the year and before the November elections. Patrick Robertson has written an excellent article on that subject, highlighting the internal frustrations among Democrats and the choices that Democratic leadership will need to make very soon.

Now I want to make a REALLY SPECIAL announcement.

We started Total Spectrum Spotlight in the fall of 2020 so we could highlight for you news makers, news shapers, and people who fairly interpret the news. We overcame COVID, the work restrictions placed on us during the pandemic, we ironed out the wrinkles that are bound to be in any new product – and we produced some very good short interviews.

Now it is time to take Total Spectrum Spotlight to the next level, so I am very pleased to announce Total Spectrum Spotlight 2.0.

Congressman Erik Paulsen will continue to bring you timely and topical discussions with both national leaders and individuals who can help us understand the news. But you’ll see and hear the difference immediately, as we are now partnering with Big Whig Media in Washington, D.C. to really sharpen the final product we deliver to you, our viewers.

The first interview in Spotlight 2.0 will be with Kevin Hassett, who was the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Trump Administration. Dr. Hassett was the economic advisor to President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign, Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential campaign. He is currently the Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution.

The second interview in Spotlight 2.0 will be with Charlie Cook, the founder of The Cook Political Report. Charlie Cook is widely considered to be one of the nation’s most respected and influential analysts of American politics, elections, and political trends. The Wall Street Journal even called him “the Picasso of election analysis.” Charlie
is now a contributor to The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and is a political analyst with National Journal.

We’ll let you know the date for the release of the first two interviews in Total Spectrum Spotlight 2.0. I am absolutely sure you will find them both interesting and enjoyable.