NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood avoids DOMA question

At the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, Pete Dominick asked United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). LaHood told Dominick he preferred not to talk about the Supreme Court ruling. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court took ‘modest’ approach on Voting Rights Act

Ken Klukowski was on The David Webb Show Tuesday and spoke about Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. Klukowski discussed the the pre-clearance system created in the 1960s. Listen … Continued

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Politicians, scientists debate Obama’s climate action plan on POTUS Politics

What is “the most contentious issue of our times”? According to Penn State professor Michael Mann, it’s climate change. Mann, the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, sat down with Michael Smerconish on … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner explains DOMA repeal

BuzzFeed senior political and legal reporter Chris Geidner talked about the Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA) repeal with Julie Mason from SiriusXM’s POTUS Politics on Wednesday. Geidner explained what it means now that Section 3 of DOMA was struck down. Listen … Continued

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Senator Rand Paul draws the line on NSA surveillance of citizens

During The Mike Church Show on SiriusXM Patriot, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the recent leak when whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA is surveilling citizens’ online activities. Paul cited a recent senate hearing where Director of National Intelligence, … Continued

BOOKS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Glenn Beck: ‘Soon This Book Will Be a History Book’

Glenn Beck may call his new book “The Eye of Moloch” a work of “faction,” but considering the recent NSA leaks, he warns that some day it may be a work of fact. “Soon this book is going to be … Continued

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LISTEN: Michael Smerconish Discusses Over-the-Counter Contraception

On Monday, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration “decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability” of Plan B One-Step, a morning-after contraceptive pill, for women and girls regardless of age. President Barack Obama had previously opposed … Continued

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LISTEN: Will the Republican Party Tear Itself Apart Over NSA Leak?

Edward Snowden has been called everything from a hero to a narcissist by Republicans and Democrats alike for his decision to leak information about NSA surveillance to The Guardian and The Washington Post. Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast debates the ramifications … Continued