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Aug 23, 2016, 14:37 ET How Is The Arab American Community Responding To This Year's Presidential Race? James Zogby Offers Insights

It is unlikely that Donald Trump will get even twenty percent of the Arab American vote this election. Whether or not people like Hillary Clinton,...


Jun 15, 2016, 16:41 ET Is the Current Presidential Race a Sign of the American Voters Feeling Shut Out? Susan Eisenhower Weighs In

 Susan Eisenhower, who endorsed Barack Obama in the last two presidential races, said she is not going to publicly support any candidate prior...


Jun 09, 2016, 16:30 ET Focus Washington: 2016 Elections Likely to Determine the Future of the Democratic and Republican Parties

With two flawed presidential candidates in the lead--one extremely experienced, and the other a brash businessman new to politics--voters have few...


May 31, 2016, 10:54 ET The Budget Guy: Congressional Budget Inertia is Paralyzing Government

 The following is being released by Focus Washington: In testimony that was harsh and critical, federal budget expert Stan Collender told the...


May 19, 2016, 16:12 ET Obama, Trump, and Clinton: The Disappointment, The Antagonist, and the Unknown

 Chuck Conconi hosted Pierre Ghanem, an Arab journalist covering Washington political affairs, on this week's episode of Focus Washington....


May 09, 2016, 18:02 ET The Fiscal Equivalent of Chutzpah

Stan Collender, nationally recognized expert on the federal budget, author of Forbes blog "Capital Gains and Games", and Executive Vice President...


Apr 28, 2016, 16:40 ET United Palestinian Appeal: Cultivating and Delivering Hope

 Providing aid and bolstering development in a region that has been a perennial conflict zone since 1948 is both demanding and rewarding....


Mar 17, 2016, 11:41 ET Neither Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan Could Get Elected By GOP Now

 Emphatically stating that well respected Republican leaders of the past like Senator Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan could not get...


Mar 11, 2016, 15:19 ET Author Harry Jaffe on "Why Bernie Sanders Matters"

 Bernie Sanders' appeal to young, often first time voters, is not a mystery  to Harry Jaffe, whose recent book "Why Bernie Sanders...


Oct 24, 2013, 14:39 ET Afghan official optimistic about his country's future, says Focus Washington

In spite of the concern about the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2014, Dr. Hakim Asher, a former Afghan official, said he...


Aug 27, 2013, 12:08 ET Slovakia Enjoying Strong Economic Growth and Close Partnership with U.S., Ambassador tells Qorvis Focus Washington

Multinational corporation investment, IT specialization and EU membership are responsible for Slovakia's rise in GDP. Slovakian Ambassador...


Aug 26, 2013, 10:00 ET 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention CEO Speaks with Focus Washington

Annual Event to Connect Recipients and the Public to the Medal's Historical Significance in Gettysburg, Sept. 18-22 Robert J. Monahan, Jr.,...


Jul 18, 2013, 16:02 ET South Sudan's Ambassador Tells Qorvis Focus Washington: Sudan Is Trying to Create Instability in South Sudan

Khartoum is not fully abiding by September 2012 agreement.      South Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Akec Khoc...


Jul 15, 2013, 11:00 ET Trinidad and Tobago's Ambassador Tells Qorvis Focus Washington: Diversity, Vision and Strong Energy Sector Make Trinidad a Success

Caribbean nation enjoys stability, favorable investment climate, highly educated population. "The U.S. has helped us improve our innovative...


Jul 08, 2013, 15:51 ET Italian Ambassador Tells Qorvis Focus Washington: Italy Is Sponsoring More Than 200 Major Events Throughout the U.S. in Year of Italian Culture

Italian government projects broad view of culture, encompassing science and technology as well as arts, literature, fashion, food....


Jul 03, 2013, 16:49 ET Lithuanian Ambassador Tells Qorvis Focus Washington: U.S. Has Been an Important Factor in Lithuania's Success

Lithuania is one of the most successful transformations in the world and the fastest-growing economy in the European Union. "We are the frontier...


Jun 15, 2013, 17:51 ET Qorvis' Focus Washington Interviews Libyan Ambassador

On Qorvis' Focus Washington, www.focuswashington.com, Libya's ambassador to the United States said today that the international community needs to...


Jan 05, 2012, 16:32 ET Focus Washington Talks With Pollster Ron Faucheux About Importance of Romney's Marginal Victory in Iowa

President of Claurs Research Group Reflects on Republican Primary Campaign; Notes Santorum as Serious Contender Dr. Ron Faucheux sits down...


Dec 13, 2011, 17:20 ET "The Hill" Editor Bob Cusack Weighs in on GOP Frontrunners; Notes Challenges Still Ahead

In an interview with Focus Washington's Chuck Conconi, Bob Cusack, managing editor of Congressional newspaper, "The Hill,"...


Nov 28, 2011, 14:06 ET Love.Futbol Founder Drew Chafetz Discusses Future Goals on Focus Washington

Drew Chafetz, founder and CEO of Love.Futbol, stopped by Focus Washington to discuss the group's accomplishments and future plans with host...


Nov 18, 2011, 12:54 ET Focus Washington Talks With Qorvis Communications Senior Director Wyeth Ruthven About the Influential Role of Twitter in the Upcoming Presidential Race

  Wyeth Ruthven, Senior Director of Qorvis Communications, an awarding winning PR and communications management firm, sat down with...


Nov 07, 2011, 10:55 ET Canadian Plastics Industry Association President Discusses How Plastics Can Be a Significant Source of Alternative Energy on Focus Washington

Results of new Columbia University study reveal energy potential of non-recycled plastics can fuel 6 Million cars or power 5.2 million...


Oct 24, 2011, 13:41 ET "The Hill" Editor Bob Cusack Discusses 2012 Elections on Focus Washington

Cusack weighs in on Republican candidates, jobs, and the upcoming elections In an interview with Focus Washington's Chuck Conconi, Bob Cusack,...


Oct 18, 2011, 10:56 ET Focus Washington Talks With Thrill Author Chet Nagle About His Book: The Woolsorter's Plague

Chet Nagle's book, The Woolsorter's Plague, is a fictional account of two terrorists that make an attack on the United States that was planned by...