NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Paul Ryan: Immigration reform is an issue of national security

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came to the SiriusXM studios to sit down with SiriusXM Patriot host David Webb and one of the topics they couldn’t help but broach, and is likely to be a big issue during the 2016 presidential … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

General Colin Powell: Social media, cable news, American apathy are ‘letting democracy down’

Whether it’s the 24-hour cable news cycle, social media or simply that Americans are unwilling to take a stand against a broken system, General Colin Powell says the American government is perhaps the worst he’s ever seen it. In his interview … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

En fuego: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A common refrain on the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: Remember when August was a slow news month? It used to be safe for journalists and presidents to be like lawmakers and take long, desultory vacations in August. … Continued

NEWS, POLITICS

PROGRESS THIS WEEK: A TOWN NAMED FERGUSON

There was a lot of news this past week. From US military action in Iraq, to ceasefires between Israel and Hamas to the death of Robin Williams and the death of a young NASCAR driver named Kevin Ward. But the … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MOVIES, NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

PROGRESS THIS WEEK: BOMBS CONTINUE TO DROP

As the week ended we unfortunately saw a resurgence of violence in Israel, Gaza and now in Iraq. While these are truly complex and difficult issues to understand, controversial activist and Media critic M.J. Rosenberg told Make It Plain’s Mark … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Back to Iraq: Julie Mason’s top stories

President Obama on Thursday announced airstrikes and humanitarian assistance in Iraq, but he assured Americans the U.S. will not get dragged back into war. Lawmakers — who left the city a week earlier for a five-week recess — were split … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Impeachy: Julie Mason’s top political stories

It was no one’s finest hour in Washington this week, as Secretary of State John Kerry failed at everything and the Obama administration whipped up partisan froth over an illusory impeachment threat. The Republican-led House prepared to leave on a … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Is the New York Times pro-pot?

Is The New York Times pro-pot? Editorial Board member David Firestone joined The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM’s POTUS Politics to discuss his publication’s recent editorial series about it. The New York Times Editorial Board published the series High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization in … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Transgender rights activist Allyson Robinson: “I’m a big fan of Vice President Biden”

Transgender rights activist Allyson Robinson spoke with SiriusXM Progress‘ Michelangelo Signorile during Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, MI about Vice President Joe Biden and the issue of transgender rights moving forward. Robinson discusses Vice President Biden’s progressive stance regarding the rights of … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

World on fire: Julie Mason’s top political stories

So much roiling: Iraq, the border, Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Syria. So far North Korea is staying pretty quiet — but that never lasts. Foreign policy dominated the talk this week on the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS … Continued