NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson: “We need to stop talking about Weiner”

As a candidate in New York’s mayoral race, Bill Thompson is happy to talk about education, affordable housing and jobs. What he doesn’t want to talk about is Anthony Weiner. The former city comptroller told Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Affordable Care Act will benefit women the most, says Valerie Jarrett

As a senior adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett is one of the most powerful women in Washington. But Jarrett, who chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls, took time out of her busy schedule to talk to … Continued

MLB, RELIGION, SPORTS

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Adam Schein on Alex Rodriguez

The 211-game suspension levied by Major League Baseball on Alex Rodriguez is a story that has transcended sports. Case and point? Cardinal Timothy Dolan discussed the news on his program Tuesday on The Catholic Channel. “You know who I feel … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, NFL, SPORTS

Was a fine enough punishment for Riley Cooper?

The Philadelphia Eagles fined Riley Cooper after a video surfaced of their wide receiver yelling a racial slur at security during a Kenny Chesney concert, but many football players and fans don’t think the punishment was enough. Philadelphia-based ESPN reporter … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Opinion: The real threat behind American embassy closings

The State Department’s decision to close 22 embassies in the Middle East and North Africa in response to a threat from al Qaeda on Sunday has sparked a renewed discussion of terrorism in the region. Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Middle East peace talks could lead to ‘conceptual breakthrough’

Peace talks between Israel and Palestine will resume this month, Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week. Last time the two states sat down in 2010, talks only lasted three weeks before breaking down. But this time around, Kerry … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Trayvon Martin’s father talks life after a child’s death

Now that George Zimmerman’s trial is over, Trayvon Martin’s family has turned their attention to a different kind of justice: aid for the victims of violent crimes and their families. Through the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Martin family hopes to … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Joe Madison has some harsh advice for Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon may be used to talking to entertainers, but he’s pretty new at asking the tough questions. On his new podcast, NCredible Conversations, Cannon recently interviewed Ted Nugent, and things quickly got serious after the rocker supported profiling African … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

Cardinal Dolan calls in from World Youth Day in Rio

Catholics from all over the world flooded into Rio de Janeiro last week for World Youth Day, the celebration of the Catholic faith that takes place in a different city every three years. Among them was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued