NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Reconsiderations: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason saw a flowering spring bounty of delights: A new interview with Edward Snowden, the use of literature in spy craft, the return of Frank Rich after a long hiatus producing HBO’s Veep, a … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Comebacks and comedowns: Julie Mason’s top political stories

President Obama’s second-term doldrums seem to be fomenting some reconsideration of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. But is the Bush brand fully rehabbed? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, wasn’t so sure. In … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

General misbehavior: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This past week in politics on the Press Pool with Julie Mason was rich with prison stories, heavy tattoos, Cosmo centerfolds and an absconding first lady. Julie chatted with M.J. Lee of Politico on M.J.’s exclusive jailhouse interview with the … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Dreamers and screamers: Julie Mason’s top political stories

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of thousands of Republican party activists in Washington. It’s a rally, a revival, a freak show, proving ground — so much. Beloved by political reporters and pundits, CPAC is beautiful. Julie … Continued

MOVIES, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Megaplex: Julie Mason’s top political movies

What makes great political cinema? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 was joined by Ann Hornaday, film critic at the Washington Post, for an hour-long discussion about the top political movies of all time. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Awkward zone: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week

This week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel saw a number of political types hopefully casting around for reconciliation on different fronts but finding mostly sorrow, or butterflies. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida made news when he … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

On ruthlessness: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Last week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS, Ch. 124, we contemplated the many shades of ruthlessness in politics. It’s a trait so often in bold evidence and yet not what a politician especially wants to … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Wintry mix: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Winter drags on in Washington and with it comes a bumper crop of slush and ice this week: Bill O’Reilly of FOX News had a testy interview with President Obama; the White House was cross about the news media’s handling … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Lawmakers behaving badly: Julie Mason’s top political stories!

In ye olden times when the Republic was newish, the president delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in an atmosphere of solemnity, probity and sobriety. This year was more like a brawl. There … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Libido edition: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week!

So much for the Republican Party unifying behind an establishment vision of outreach and inclusion. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee unleashed a rant on the Republican National Committee winter meeting that blew up the collective skirts of Washington, and momentarily … Continued