MPR News Presents for July 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013 Vin Weber MPR File Photo/Curtis Gilbert Guests Vin Weber: Co-chairman of Mercury/Clark & Weinstock in Washington, DC. He provides strategic advice to institutions with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Weber served in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. He is one of the most prominent strategists in the Republican Party. Karl Rove: Fox News contributor and author of "Courage and Consequence." Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process Elaine Chao: Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. US secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009 and is the first American woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a president's cabinet. Chao was president and CEO of United Way of America, director of the Peace Corps, deputy secretary at the US Department of Transportation, and chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Michael Gerson: Nationally syndicated columnist, The Washington Post and in nearly 100 other newspapers. He is the author of "Heroic Conservatism" and co-author of "City of Man." Gerson serves as senior advisor at ONE, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Gerson served as George W. Bush's assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning.
Former Republican U.S. Rep. Vin Weber leads a panel discussion about the policy agenda that should lead the GOP into the future. Which issues, and what type of leadership, can build coalitions and represent the country as a whole?