Experts will discuss May 3 on MTL Washington Update radio the sequester's impact on the public and also chilling revelations about the FBI's long-term campaign to stifle political opponents.
Richard Sammon, left, senior associate editor of the Kiplinger Letter, draws from his in-depth report this week on spending cuts and their impact on businesses and consumers.
Also on the noon (EDT) public affairs show, author Seth Rosenfeld summarizes his findings from his award-winning book, Subversives, which documents how the FBI in the 1960s worked with prominent politicians to advance their careers.
He focuses especially on how Ronald Reagan as president of the Screen Actors Guild began a strong relationship with the FBI to target suspected communists and other left-wingers — first in Hollywood and then in such other realms of public life as California's state university system.
Rosenfeld, right, obtained 300,000 pages of confidential records revealing chilling cooperation between political and FBI leaders to target mutual opponents. His investigation began when he was a student newspaper editor in 1981 at the University of California at Berkeley. Through five lawsuits to obtain document release, he continued his research through his 25-year career as a prominent San Francisco newspaper reporter.
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Sammon has been a full time national political reporter in Washington D.C. since 1990. He covers the White House, Congress, national politics, elections, defense and several other issues.
“Nearly everyone who deals with Uncle Sam will share the pain of the sequester – those automatic spending cuts in federal programs,” Sammon and his colleagues said about their special report this week to Kiplinger subscribers.
“The real world impact? Longer waits for help from bureaucrats. Dried-up business for contractors and suppliers of everything from pens to planes. Closed national parks and monuments. And delayed trials in the U.S. Court system – maybe even for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.”