NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Russian expert breaks down Putin’s NYT op-ed piece

Russian and Eurasian scholar, and former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Stephan Sestanovich isn’t so much criticizing Russian President Vladmir Putin’s New York Times op-ed discouraging U.S. military action in Syria, as he is Putin’s inability to put his … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Why Anthony Bourdain supports military action in Syria

While the United States hems and haws over military action in Syria, chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain made his stance clear on The Opie & Anthony Show. “If we bomb Syria, right, it’s completely against our national interests … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LISTEN: Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement in Africa?

While Michelle Obama has been documenting the first family’s trip to Africa on Instagram, others at home have been analyzing the long-term implications of the president’s visit to the continent–his first since a one-day trip to Ghana in 2009. Todd … Continued

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Congress faced with tough decisions on rising student loan interest rates

American students are taking on more and more debt to finish their educations, a crisis that some say could be as bad as–or worse than–the 2009 collapse of the housing bubble. And politicians are facing tough decisions to try to … Continued

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Former Sen. Olympia Snowe on what it was like being one of only nine women in the Senate

Throughout her forty years in public service, former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has stood up for equality and bipartisanship. But when Snowe served in the Senate, she was one of only nine female senators. On SiriusXM Leading Ladies with Julie … Continued

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LISTEN: Lack of summer jobs affecting teen drop-out rates?

Halfway through the summer, many teens are still sitting around without anything to do. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris addressed the lack of summer jobs for youth with Joe Madison on SiriusXM Urban View. President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget … Continued