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Convictions: Julie Mason’s top political stories

In a bitter twist to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s historic corruption conviction, it appeared McDonnell may lose his pension under a 2011 law McDonnell signed stripping felons of certain state benefits. It was one more indignity at the end … Continued

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Convictions: Julie Mason’s top political stories

In a bitter twist to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s historic corruption conviction, it appeared McDonnell may lose his pension under a 2011 law McDonnell signed stripping felons of certain state benefits. It was one more indignity at the end … Continued

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Game on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A Republican in a chicken suit was arrested in New Hampshire. With the news elsewhere so relentlessly bad — Islamic State, Russian incursion into Ukraine, Syria imploding — it’s a relief sometimes to take a break from worrying about stepped-up … Continued

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Game on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A Republican in a chicken suit was arrested in New Hampshire. With the news elsewhere so relentlessly bad — Islamic State, Russian incursion into Ukraine, Syria imploding — it’s a relief sometimes to take a break from worrying about stepped-up … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SiriusXM Patriot’s Mike Church says president Obama is impeachable

SiriusXM Patriot Host Mike Church, of The Mike Church Show, discusses why he believes Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte is wrong about impeachment being reserved for instances of criminal wrongdoing. Over the weekend, Goodlatte revealed to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the Judiciary … Continued

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SiriusXM Patriot’s Mike Church says president Obama is impeachable

SiriusXM Patriot Host Mike Church, of The Mike Church Show, discusses why he believes Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte is wrong about impeachment being reserved for instances of criminal wrongdoing. Over the weekend, Goodlatte revealed to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the Judiciary … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: People Like Us

What is it about ‘the other’ that inspires so much fear in our society? Why do we so often see violence, discrimination and hatred manifested against those seen as different? Just look at the case of Marleen Pinnock, an unarmed … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: People Like Us

What is it about ‘the other’ that inspires so much fear in our society? Why do we so often see violence, discrimination and hatred manifested against those seen as different? Just look at the case of Marleen Pinnock, an unarmed … Continued

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Secrets: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we delved into some international intrigue with Iranian arms dealers and undercover ops; We snuck a peak at President Obama’s secret schedule and gasped audibly about … Continued

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Secrets: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we delved into some international intrigue with Iranian arms dealers and undercover ops; We snuck a peak at President Obama’s secret schedule and gasped audibly about … Continued

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No Borders with Mario Mancuso to premiere on SiriusXM Patriot, Ch. 125

Airing Saturday 7/12 at 1 pm and 9 pm ET on SiriusXM Patriot, Ch. 125 Replaying Sunday 7/12 at 1 pm ET SiriusXM Patriot is airing a new special this weekend! Hosted by Mario Mancuso, No Borders will share powerful stories and … Continued

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No Borders with Mario Mancuso to premiere on SiriusXM Patriot, Ch. 125

Airing Saturday 7/12 at 1 pm and 9 pm ET on SiriusXM Patriot, Ch. 125 Replaying Sunday 7/12 at 1 pm ET SiriusXM Patriot is airing a new special this weekend! Hosted by Mario Mancuso, No Borders will share powerful stories and … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: CAN ANYONE SAY HOBBY LOBBY?

If you weren’t familiar with the arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby before, after listening to even a moment of SiriusXM Progress 127 this week, you know who they are now. And “who” is exactly the right way to refer … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: CAN ANYONE SAY HOBBY LOBBY?

If you weren’t familiar with the arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby before, after listening to even a moment of SiriusXM Progress 127 this week, you know who they are now. And “who” is exactly the right way to refer … Continued

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Left, Right and Center: SiriusXM hosts comment on SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that under Obamacare, for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage to their employees. SiriusXM Progress, Patriot, and POTUS Politics provided plenty of coverage prior to and after the Supreme Court’s … Continued

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Left, Right and Center: SiriusXM hosts comment on SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that under Obamacare, for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage to their employees. SiriusXM Progress, Patriot, and POTUS Politics provided plenty of coverage prior to and after the Supreme Court’s … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: A BIG WEEK IN NEWS

Tons of news breaking this week and SiriusXM Progress was there breaking it all down, getting expert opinions and of course taking your calls. On Tuesday, Sen. Thad Cochran barely held onto his seat, fighting off his Tea Party challenger … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: A BIG WEEK IN NEWS

Tons of news breaking this week and SiriusXM Progress was there breaking it all down, getting expert opinions and of course taking your calls. On Tuesday, Sen. Thad Cochran barely held onto his seat, fighting off his Tea Party challenger … Continued

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Back to Iraq: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Another international crisis dominated politics in Washington this week. President Obama’s decision to send 300 “military advisors” to Iraq also flushed some members of the previous administration out of their bunkers – notably irascible former Vice President Dick Cheney. In … Continued

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Back to Iraq: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Another international crisis dominated politics in Washington this week. President Obama’s decision to send 300 “military advisors” to Iraq also flushed some members of the previous administration out of their bunkers – notably irascible former Vice President Dick Cheney. In … Continued

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‘You hate cowboys, too!’ Mike Church takes on the revocation of the Redskins’ team name

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board–yeah we had no idea that existed either–revoked the Redskins’ right to the name because of its hurtful nature. But Mike wants to know since when is it okay for the feds to tell you what … Continued

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‘You hate cowboys, too!’ Mike Church takes on the revocation of the Redskins’ team name

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board–yeah we had no idea that existed either–revoked the Redskins’ right to the name because of its hurtful nature. But Mike wants to know since when is it okay for the feds to tell you what … Continued

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‘I would’ve immediately started bringing the troops home:’ Ron Paul on what he would have done if he’d won the presidency

Former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul talks to us about what he would have done in Iraq, had he won the 2012 GOP nomination and presidency. As you can guess, it is far from the course of action we … Continued

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‘I would’ve immediately started bringing the troops home:’ Ron Paul on what he would have done if he’d won the presidency

Former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul talks to us about what he would have done in Iraq, had he won the 2012 GOP nomination and presidency. As you can guess, it is far from the course of action we … Continued

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‘[Hillary Clinton]… is by far the best qualified person… to be president of the United States,’ says Howard Dean

Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean joined Ari Rabin-Havt this morning on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda to discuss the present situation in Iraq and how it might impact the presidential elections in 2016, especially if Hillary Clinton decides to run. “Hillary Clinton, … Continued

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‘[Hillary Clinton]… is by far the best qualified person… to be president of the United States,’ says Howard Dean

Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean joined Ari Rabin-Havt this morning on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda to discuss the present situation in Iraq and how it might impact the presidential elections in 2016, especially if Hillary Clinton decides to run. “Hillary Clinton, … Continued

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Progress This Week: Cantor is gone-zo!

What appeared to be a status quo reelection of Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) turned out to be a massive upset with Tea Party nobody Dave Brat decisively whipping Cantor’s tail. Since that news broke the big debate in Washington (especially in … Continued

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Progress This Week: Cantor is gone-zo!

What appeared to be a status quo reelection of Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) turned out to be a massive upset with Tea Party nobody Dave Brat decisively whipping Cantor’s tail. Since that news broke the big debate in Washington (especially in … Continued

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‘Passion wins primaries,’ SiriusXM host says about Eric Cantor’s loss to David Brat

Written by Benazir Wehelie and Sydney Goldberger.  SiriusXM Hosts Ari Rabin-Havt and Michael Smerconish provided coverage this morning regarding House majority leader Eric Cantor’s loss to Tea Party-backed economics professor, David Brat. Prior to one of the most shocking primary upsets … Continued

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‘Passion wins primaries,’ SiriusXM host says about Eric Cantor’s loss to David Brat

Written by Benazir Wehelie and Sydney Goldberger.  SiriusXM Hosts Ari Rabin-Havt and Michael Smerconish provided coverage this morning regarding House majority leader Eric Cantor’s loss to Tea Party-backed economics professor, David Brat. Prior to one of the most shocking primary upsets … Continued

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Progress this week: Flip flopping on Berghdal, big Koch money, and Viagra vs. birth control

Have you heard the name Bowe Bergdahl? If you tuned in to SiriusXM Progress, Ch. 127, this week you couldn’t miss it. The young sergeant was finally released after being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In exchange for … Continued

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Progress this week: Flip flopping on Berghdal, big Koch money, and Viagra vs. birth control

Have you heard the name Bowe Bergdahl? If you tuned in to SiriusXM Progress, Ch. 127, this week you couldn’t miss it. The young sergeant was finally released after being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In exchange for … Continued

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The vapors: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Less than five months out from the midterm elections, things are not looking great for the Obama administration. It’s fairly standard second-term drams, but the vexation at the White House is palpable. President Obama is trying to battle back — … Continued

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The vapors: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Less than five months out from the midterm elections, things are not looking great for the Obama administration. It’s fairly standard second-term drams, but the vexation at the White House is palpable. President Obama is trying to battle back — … Continued

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Departures lounge: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Fridays are almost never slow, easy days in politics. Friday is where they bury all the bad news, and Friday was the day President Obama ushered his embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki out the door. It was also the … Continued

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Departures lounge: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Fridays are almost never slow, easy days in politics. Friday is where they bury all the bad news, and Friday was the day President Obama ushered his embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki out the door. It was also the … Continued

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Pete Dominick presents Aspen Ideas Radio 2014

Airing Saturday 5/31 at 9 am ET on Indie Reairing Saturday 5/31 at 9 pm ET and Sunday For the 10th anniversary of the Aspen Ideas Festival, Indie presents Aspen Ideas Radio with SiriusXM Host Pete Dominick. The program takes … Continued

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Pete Dominick presents Aspen Ideas Radio 2014

Airing Saturday 5/31 at 9 am ET on Indie Reairing Saturday 5/31 at 9 pm ET and Sunday For the 10th anniversary of the Aspen Ideas Festival, Indie presents Aspen Ideas Radio with SiriusXM Host Pete Dominick. The program takes … Continued

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Mike Church responds to plea from father of one of Elliot Rodger’s victims

We have yet another act of random killing by an individual who seemed totally detached from society. Elliot Rodger went off and killed six people to get back at what he saw as a world that hated him. Below, Mike listens to the emotional plea … Continued

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Mike Church responds to plea from father of one of Elliot Rodger’s victims

We have yet another act of random killing by an individual who seemed totally detached from society. Elliot Rodger went off and killed six people to get back at what he saw as a world that hated him. Below, Mike listens to the emotional plea … Continued

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Dems gone wild: Julie Mason’s top political stories

It’s true that Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124 mocks Democrats a lot. Their love of working groups, artisanal cheese, sustainable development, craft cocktails, symposia and bicycle sharing programs indeed grow tedious. BUT — … Continued

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Dems gone wild: Julie Mason’s top political stories

It’s true that Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124 mocks Democrats a lot. Their love of working groups, artisanal cheese, sustainable development, craft cocktails, symposia and bicycle sharing programs indeed grow tedious. BUT — … Continued

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Brain injury: Julie Mason’s top political stories

OMG, Karl Rove said what? The take-down artist formerly known as Bush’s brain was back in singular form this week, being sorry-not sorry he suggested Hillary Clinton may be suffering the lingering aftereffects of a 2012 concussion. The claim, debunked … Continued

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Brain injury: Julie Mason’s top political stories

OMG, Karl Rove said what? The take-down artist formerly known as Bush’s brain was back in singular form this week, being sorry-not sorry he suggested Hillary Clinton may be suffering the lingering aftereffects of a 2012 concussion. The claim, debunked … Continued

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Bad bad boys come with me: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Does the GOP have a behavioral issue? In this week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason, we considered the latest headlines but concluded that really it’s a percentages deal with Republicans and if there were more Democrats in Congress, they’d be … Continued

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Bad bad boys come with me: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Does the GOP have a behavioral issue? In this week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason, we considered the latest headlines but concluded that really it’s a percentages deal with Republicans and if there were more Democrats in Congress, they’d be … Continued

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Boom: Julie Mason’s top political stories

There is no organizing theme to politics these days. The kissing congressman remains parts unknown, some new guy was nominated by Republican voters in Florida to replace the cocaine congressman. Meanwhile, Congress remains on recess — but they are back … Continued

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Boom: Julie Mason’s top political stories

There is no organizing theme to politics these days. The kissing congressman remains parts unknown, some new guy was nominated by Republican voters in Florida to replace the cocaine congressman. Meanwhile, Congress remains on recess — but they are back … Continued

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‘We’ve got to give them rumble from the people,’ says Ralph Nader

Politician and author Ralph Nader is not shocked by recent headlines about unemployment and a shrinking American middle class. In fact, Nader recently visited The Michael Smerconish Program to discuss his new book Unstoppable, when he provided a few choice words about … Continued

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‘We’ve got to give them rumble from the people,’ says Ralph Nader

Politician and author Ralph Nader is not shocked by recent headlines about unemployment and a shrinking American middle class. In fact, Nader recently visited The Michael Smerconish Program to discuss his new book Unstoppable, when he provided a few choice words about … Continued

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What a prize: Julie Mason’s top political stories

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this past week and like most everyone else in news and politics, Julie Mason was geeked up waiting to hear if the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers would win for their coverage of Edward Snowden’s … Continued

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What a prize: Julie Mason’s top political stories

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this past week and like most everyone else in news and politics, Julie Mason was geeked up waiting to hear if the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers would win for their coverage of Edward Snowden’s … Continued

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Civil rights, scapegoats, and social media: Unscripted brings us up to speed

From Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent resignation to Buzzfeed’s growing role in political coverage, Unscripted with Chuck Todd left no story unscrutinized in this week’s news cycle. Todd ventured to Austin, Texas, last week for a Civil Rights … Continued

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Civil rights, scapegoats, and social media: Unscripted brings us up to speed

From Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent resignation to Buzzfeed’s growing role in political coverage, Unscripted with Chuck Todd left no story unscrutinized in this week’s news cycle. Todd ventured to Austin, Texas, last week for a Civil Rights … Continued

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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

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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

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Progressive leaders react to SCOTUS ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC

Progressive leaders of unions, consumer advocacy groups, and government agencies came together on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning to express their extreme displeasure and disgust with the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC. … Continued

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Progressive leaders react to SCOTUS ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC

Progressive leaders of unions, consumer advocacy groups, and government agencies came together on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning to express their extreme displeasure and disgust with the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC. … Continued

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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

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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

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Shake Shack CEO: You have to pay a competitive wage to get best people, low turnover

Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress to explain how he’s breaking the stereotype of the typical fast food job: by creating a higher paying one. Garutti explained why you have to … Continued

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Shake Shack CEO: You have to pay a competitive wage to get best people, low turnover

Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress to explain how he’s breaking the stereotype of the typical fast food job: by creating a higher paying one. Garutti explained why you have to … Continued

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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

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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

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The Case for affordable health care: “You often are on your own”

Though it may feel that way when we receive a chunk of change from our tax deductibles this time of year, there is no such thing as free money. If that were true, I would have my own personal ice … Continued

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The Case for affordable health care: “You often are on your own”

Though it may feel that way when we receive a chunk of change from our tax deductibles this time of year, there is no such thing as free money. If that were true, I would have my own personal ice … Continued

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Senator Harry Reid: Kick America’s Koch habit with Constitutional amendment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continued his attacks on the Koch Brothers this morning on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt  on SiriusXM Progress when he said that the only solution to America’s Koch problem is a Constitutional amendment. “The American … Continued

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Senator Harry Reid: Kick America’s Koch habit with Constitutional amendment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continued his attacks on the Koch Brothers this morning on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt  on SiriusXM Progress when he said that the only solution to America’s Koch problem is a Constitutional amendment. “The American … Continued

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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

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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

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CPAC 2014: SiriusXM Progress’ Ari Rabin-Havt weathers the storm

Ari Rabin-Havt, host of The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress, braved the CPAC crowds Thursday to get the latest on conservative causes – straight from the horses’ mouths. Karen Moreau, Executive Director at the American Petroleum Institute, sat down with Ari … Continued

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CPAC 2014: SiriusXM Progress’ Ari Rabin-Havt weathers the storm

Ari Rabin-Havt, host of The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress, braved the CPAC crowds Thursday to get the latest on conservative causes – straight from the horses’ mouths. Karen Moreau, Executive Director at the American Petroleum Institute, sat down with Ari … Continued

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Paul Ryan’s thumb on the scale in new audit of federal anti-poverty programs?

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, thinks Paul Ryan had his thumb on the scale in his new “audit” of federal anti-poverty programs, where the Wisconsin Congressman claimed the War on Poverty has been … Continued

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Paul Ryan’s thumb on the scale in new audit of federal anti-poverty programs?

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, thinks Paul Ryan had his thumb on the scale in his new “audit” of federal anti-poverty programs, where the Wisconsin Congressman claimed the War on Poverty has been … Continued

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Mike Church isn’t a fan of The First Lady’s nutrition plan

First Lady Michelle Obama has been in the media recently for pushing her new US nutrition label plan–and SiriusXM’s Patriot Mike Church isn’t happy about it. Church expressed his disdain for not only the First Lady’s new nutrition label proposal … Continued

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Mike Church isn’t a fan of The First Lady’s nutrition plan

First Lady Michelle Obama has been in the media recently for pushing her new US nutrition label plan–and SiriusXM’s Patriot Mike Church isn’t happy about it. Church expressed his disdain for not only the First Lady’s new nutrition label proposal … Continued

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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

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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

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‘It is a legacy vote,’ Arizona Congressman tells President Obama not to support Keystone XL Pipeline

Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona’s 3rd District didn’t mince words when he told President Obama to act against the Keystone XL Pipeline in order to preserve his legacy. “This Congress for the last six years and until the end of … Continued

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‘It is a legacy vote,’ Arizona Congressman tells President Obama not to support Keystone XL Pipeline

Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona’s 3rd District didn’t mince words when he told President Obama to act against the Keystone XL Pipeline in order to preserve his legacy. “This Congress for the last six years and until the end of … Continued

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‘Dick Cheney has no right to criticize Obama foreign policy,’ says Major General

Major General Paul D. Eaton, who served more than 30 years in the United States Army in combat and post-combat assignments in Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Wednesday morning to discuss … Continued

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‘Dick Cheney has no right to criticize Obama foreign policy,’ says Major General

Major General Paul D. Eaton, who served more than 30 years in the United States Army in combat and post-combat assignments in Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Wednesday morning to discuss … Continued

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Maybe the New York Knicks should sign Arne Duncan

He finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists en route to an MVP award in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, played college ball at Harvard, nearly earned a spot on the Boston Celtics’ roster in the late 1980s … Continued

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Maybe the New York Knicks should sign Arne Duncan

He finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists en route to an MVP award in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, played college ball at Harvard, nearly earned a spot on the Boston Celtics’ roster in the late 1980s … Continued

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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

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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

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‘I’m not ashamed to say that I cried’: Italian trans activist Vladimir Luxuria detained in Sochi and removed from Olympic Park

Those watching the Olympic Games on television sets across the world are sure to see majestic mountains, bedazzled twirlers, and dedicated athletes going for the gold. However, what has garnered some particular attention during Sochi’s winter games are what those … Continued

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‘I’m not ashamed to say that I cried’: Italian trans activist Vladimir Luxuria detained in Sochi and removed from Olympic Park

Those watching the Olympic Games on television sets across the world are sure to see majestic mountains, bedazzled twirlers, and dedicated athletes going for the gold. However, what has garnered some particular attention during Sochi’s winter games are what those … Continued

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SiriusXM hosts weigh in on Michael Dunn and the ‘Loud Music Trial’

Yet another conversation of racism and gun violence takes the nation by storm only a few months after George Zimmmerman’s acquittal, when the verdict came in this weekend for the “Loud Music Trial.” Last week, Michael Dunn’s jury was hung on … Continued

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SiriusXM hosts weigh in on Michael Dunn and the ‘Loud Music Trial’

Yet another conversation of racism and gun violence takes the nation by storm only a few months after George Zimmmerman’s acquittal, when the verdict came in this weekend for the “Loud Music Trial.” Last week, Michael Dunn’s jury was hung on … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Clay Aiken explains why he’s running for Congress

Clay Aiken recently announced that he is running for Congress in North Carolina’s second district and, according to SiriusXM Progress host Ari Rabin-Havt, his announcement video was “one of the most impressive campaign announcements” he had ever seen. “Your personal … Continued

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Clay Aiken explains why he’s running for Congress

Clay Aiken recently announced that he is running for Congress in North Carolina’s second district and, according to SiriusXM Progress host Ari Rabin-Havt, his announcement video was “one of the most impressive campaign announcements” he had ever seen. “Your personal … Continued

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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

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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

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State of the Union: Coverage from all angles

Here at SiriusXM, where we make sure to represent every aspect of the political landscape, the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28 is the perfect opportunity to look at politics in America from every angle. Beginning at … Continued

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State of the Union: Coverage from all angles

Here at SiriusXM, where we make sure to represent every aspect of the political landscape, the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28 is the perfect opportunity to look at politics in America from every angle. Beginning at … Continued

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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

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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

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State of the Union preview

President Obama is set to deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28 at 9 pm ET. This week, Jared Rizzi, host of the POTUS channel’s Week at the White House, looked at some of the … Continued

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State of the Union preview

President Obama is set to deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28 at 9 pm ET. This week, Jared Rizzi, host of the POTUS channel’s Week at the White House, looked at some of the … Continued

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Mike Church says ‘do more’ to overturn Roe vs. Wade

The March for Life was yesterday in Washington D.C., bet you didn’t know that did you? That’s because there was virtually zero coverage of the event. Shocker. In this clip Mike explains that while showing up to the rallies and … Continued

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Mike Church says ‘do more’ to overturn Roe vs. Wade

The March for Life was yesterday in Washington D.C., bet you didn’t know that did you? That’s because there was virtually zero coverage of the event. Shocker. In this clip Mike explains that while showing up to the rallies and … Continued

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Movie vs. Reality: American Hustle and the ABSCAM Scandal

Unscripted with Chuch Todd airs on Saturdays at 9 am ET on P.O.T.U.S.  You may not have known this (or maybe you did), but American Hustle is based on real events from the 1970s and 1980s when the FBI staged … Continued

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Movie vs. Reality: American Hustle and the ABSCAM Scandal

Unscripted with Chuch Todd airs on Saturdays at 9 am ET on P.O.T.U.S.  You may not have known this (or maybe you did), but American Hustle is based on real events from the 1970s and 1980s when the FBI staged … Continued

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‘They’re not telling us nothing,’ says West Virginia man on water contamination

Following a massive chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the water supply in Charleston, West Virginia, it is still unclear what exactly spilled, and it is also unclear if proper tests have been conducted. The last ‘do not use’ ban … Continued

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‘They’re not telling us nothing,’ says West Virginia man on water contamination

Following a massive chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the water supply in Charleston, West Virginia, it is still unclear what exactly spilled, and it is also unclear if proper tests have been conducted. The last ‘do not use’ ban … Continued

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First-hand account from a man who saw his mother’s murderer executed

The debate on the death penalty has been brought to light again even though it is being used less and less, even by states that have it. While discussing the recent shortage of the necessary drugs used in lethal injection … Continued

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First-hand account from a man who saw his mother’s murderer executed

The debate on the death penalty has been brought to light again even though it is being used less and less, even by states that have it. While discussing the recent shortage of the necessary drugs used in lethal injection … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason, we talked about the surveillance state, Jersey vengeance, Clinton vengeance, and the written works of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Although we’re more than two years out from the next presidential election, so … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason, we talked about the surveillance state, Jersey vengeance, Clinton vengeance, and the written works of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Although we’re more than two years out from the next presidential election, so … Continued

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Gabriel Sherman: ‘Roger Ailes is a brilliant director in theatre production against Obamacare’

Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor at New York Magazine, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress Thursday morning to discuss his latest book, The Loudest Voice in the Room. The book paints an unflattering portrait of Roger Ailes’ tenure … Continued

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Gabriel Sherman: ‘Roger Ailes is a brilliant director in theatre production against Obamacare’

Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor at New York Magazine, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress Thursday morning to discuss his latest book, The Loudest Voice in the Room. The book paints an unflattering portrait of Roger Ailes’ tenure … Continued

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Olympian Greg Louganis talks LGBT issues and the Sochi Olympics

Out at the Olympics: The Road to Sochi Airing Friday, 1/17 at 2 pm ET on OutQ Rebroadcasts Saturday 1/18 at 10 am ET; Sunday 1/19 at 7 pm ET With the Sochi Olympics just around the corner, gold medal Olympic … Continued

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Olympian Greg Louganis talks LGBT issues and the Sochi Olympics

Out at the Olympics: The Road to Sochi Airing Friday, 1/17 at 2 pm ET on OutQ Rebroadcasts Saturday 1/18 at 10 am ET; Sunday 1/19 at 7 pm ET With the Sochi Olympics just around the corner, gold medal Olympic … Continued

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Cardinal Dolan interviews Congressman Paul Ryan

What do a cardinal and a congressman have in common? Turns out quite a bit. Take Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for example. For both, its their Catholic faith and their Wisconsin roots that keep them grounded. To … Continued

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Cardinal Dolan interviews Congressman Paul Ryan

What do a cardinal and a congressman have in common? Turns out quite a bit. Take Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for example. For both, its their Catholic faith and their Wisconsin roots that keep them grounded. To … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories: Bridge set me up!

No polar vortex doldrums here. The first week back from the holidays was a political monsoon of vendettas and more. It’s what we live to cover in the Press Pool on SIRIUSXM’s POTUS, Ch. 124. Traffic studies: New Jersey Gov. … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories: Bridge set me up!

No polar vortex doldrums here. The first week back from the holidays was a political monsoon of vendettas and more. It’s what we live to cover in the Press Pool on SIRIUSXM’s POTUS, Ch. 124. Traffic studies: New Jersey Gov. … Continued

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Jim Cramer ‘antithetical’ to ‘fatcats,’ favors income equality

Jim Cramer, eccentric host of CNBC’s Mad Money and author of the newly published book Get Rich Carefully, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda early Friday morning to discuss Wall Street, the Fed, the finance industry, and the sometimes … Continued

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Jim Cramer ‘antithetical’ to ‘fatcats,’ favors income equality

Jim Cramer, eccentric host of CNBC’s Mad Money and author of the newly published book Get Rich Carefully, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda early Friday morning to discuss Wall Street, the Fed, the finance industry, and the sometimes … Continued

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Mike Church on marijuana: ‘There is still a stigma.’

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado taking a very public spotlight, the debate has resurfaced over whether the ban on the drug should be lifted for good. On a recent edition of SiriusXM Patriot‘s Mike Church Show, Church dove right … Continued

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Mike Church on marijuana: ‘There is still a stigma.’

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado taking a very public spotlight, the debate has resurfaced over whether the ban on the drug should be lifted for good. On a recent edition of SiriusXM Patriot‘s Mike Church Show, Church dove right … Continued

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Chairman of Merrill Lynch Int’l: Golden parachutes are ‘morally reprehensible,’ ‘abhorrent’

Winthrop “Win” Smith Jr., Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, has a new book out, hoping to remind the world of the good Merrill Lynch formerly did in the financial industry. In an interview with Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on … Continued

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Chairman of Merrill Lynch Int’l: Golden parachutes are ‘morally reprehensible,’ ‘abhorrent’

Winthrop “Win” Smith Jr., Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, has a new book out, hoping to remind the world of the good Merrill Lynch formerly did in the financial industry. In an interview with Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on … Continued

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Mayor of Jersey City: How to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US

Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, responded to the GOP cuts to unemployment benefits that went into place on January 1 the only way he knew how: by training his constituents right out of high school in order … Continued

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Mayor of Jersey City: How to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US

Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, responded to the GOP cuts to unemployment benefits that went into place on January 1 the only way he knew how: by training his constituents right out of high school in order … Continued

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Mike Church’s 10 politicians to watch in 2014

Mike Church, host of The Mike Church Show, airing weekdays at 6 am ET on SiriusXM Patriot, channel 125, counts down his top 10 politicians to look out for in 2014. To hear the complete broadcast, tune into The Mike … Continued

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Mike Church’s 10 politicians to watch in 2014

Mike Church, host of The Mike Church Show, airing weekdays at 6 am ET on SiriusXM Patriot, channel 125, counts down his top 10 politicians to look out for in 2014. To hear the complete broadcast, tune into The Mike … Continued

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Best of 2013: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the year

What a year! So many debacles to choose from. What was the criteria for this list, you ask? Just whatever we geeked out on the most this past year in the Press Pool. Our rule: If politicians can’t be honest, … Continued

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Best of 2013: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the year

What a year! So many debacles to choose from. What was the criteria for this list, you ask? Just whatever we geeked out on the most this past year in the Press Pool. Our rule: If politicians can’t be honest, … Continued

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SiriusXM Urban View’s Joe Madison interviews Michelle Obama

Airing Thursday, December 19 at 8:20 am ET on The Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM Urban View. Rebroadcasting 12/19 at 10:20 pm ET; 12/20 at 9:40 am and 11:40 pm ET; 12/21 a 5:40 am ET and 12/22 at 6:40 … Continued

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SiriusXM Urban View’s Joe Madison interviews Michelle Obama

Airing Thursday, December 19 at 8:20 am ET on The Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM Urban View. Rebroadcasting 12/19 at 10:20 pm ET; 12/20 at 9:40 am and 11:40 pm ET; 12/21 a 5:40 am ET and 12/22 at 6:40 … Continued

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Is Santa Claus white?

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly took to the airwaves Wednesday night to discuss the defining issue of our time: Santa Claus’ race. Today on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress, host Ari Rabin-Havt and panelists Christian Dorsey and Avis Jones-DeWeever respond to Kelly’s passionate … Continued

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Is Santa Claus white?

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly took to the airwaves Wednesday night to discuss the defining issue of our time: Santa Claus’ race. Today on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress, host Ari Rabin-Havt and panelists Christian Dorsey and Avis Jones-DeWeever respond to Kelly’s passionate … Continued

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Sandy Hook One Year Later: Continuing the Conversation

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were lost in one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen. Nearly one year later, the promises we made as a country to the memories of those … Continued

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Sandy Hook One Year Later: Continuing the Conversation

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were lost in one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen. Nearly one year later, the promises we made as a country to the memories of those … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories of the week!

It was another great week for politics in Washington — well, maybe not for everyone. Here are some of the top stories from The Press Pool with Julie Mason on P.O.T.U.S Channel 124. 1) The GOP attracted a lot of … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories of the week!

It was another great week for politics in Washington — well, maybe not for everyone. Here are some of the top stories from The Press Pool with Julie Mason on P.O.T.U.S Channel 124. 1) The GOP attracted a lot of … Continued

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Jim Kessler of Third Way defends criticism of Elizabeth Warren

Jim Kessler, the Senior Vice President for Policy and a co-founder of Third Way (a Washington, DC-based public policy think tank), joined Ari Rabin-Havt Friday morning on The Agenda to defend his Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-written with Jon Cowan … Continued

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Jim Kessler of Third Way defends criticism of Elizabeth Warren

Jim Kessler, the Senior Vice President for Policy and a co-founder of Third Way (a Washington, DC-based public policy think tank), joined Ari Rabin-Havt Friday morning on The Agenda to defend his Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-written with Jon Cowan … Continued

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RIP Nelson Mandela (1918-2013): Live Memorial coverage on SiriusXM POTUS

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away at home Thursday at the age of 95 years old. His memorial service will be carried live in its entirety on Tuesday, December 10 … Continued

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RIP Nelson Mandela (1918-2013): Live Memorial coverage on SiriusXM POTUS

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away at home Thursday at the age of 95 years old. His memorial service will be carried live in its entirety on Tuesday, December 10 … Continued

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Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin calls GOP ‘delusional,’ ‘neanderthals’

“We have an extra layer of misery,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning. The Congresswoman is referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s delay of Medicaid expansion, forcing many who can’t afford it … Continued

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Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin calls GOP ‘delusional,’ ‘neanderthals’

“We have an extra layer of misery,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning. The Congresswoman is referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s delay of Medicaid expansion, forcing many who can’t afford it … Continued

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Mike Church slams Obama’s AIDS relief money: ‘We’re broke!’

Two years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama pledged to put $35 million toward AIDS prevention and treatment. In a recent speech, Obama revisited that promise and initiated a matching program for those who donate money toward the cause. … Continued

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Mike Church slams Obama’s AIDS relief money: ‘We’re broke!’

Two years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama pledged to put $35 million toward AIDS prevention and treatment. In a recent speech, Obama revisited that promise and initiated a matching program for those who donate money toward the cause. … Continued

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Gov. Scott Walker on Patriot Forum: “Americans need to hear our plan.”

Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stopped by SiriusXM Patriot for an exclusive edition of the Patriot Forum moderated by Stephen K. Bannon. What was on topic? His new book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s story and a Nation’s challenge. The book itself … Continued

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Gov. Scott Walker on Patriot Forum: “Americans need to hear our plan.”

Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stopped by SiriusXM Patriot for an exclusive edition of the Patriot Forum moderated by Stephen K. Bannon. What was on topic? His new book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s story and a Nation’s challenge. The book itself … Continued

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SiriusXM’s Moral Monday discusses current legislation in North Carolina

On a special edition of Make It Plain, Mark Thompson broadcasted live from North Carolina’s Moral Monday Movement on SiriusXM Progress. The Moral Monday protests began last April, after the legislature — with a heavy Republican dominance — introduced a … Continued

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SiriusXM’s Moral Monday discusses current legislation in North Carolina

On a special edition of Make It Plain, Mark Thompson broadcasted live from North Carolina’s Moral Monday Movement on SiriusXM Progress. The Moral Monday protests began last April, after the legislature — with a heavy Republican dominance — introduced a … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories of the week!

Here are some of our favorite political stories from the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: A Republican congressman from the Tea Party got arrested by the feds buying coke in Washington’s Dupont Circle. Marc Caputo, political reporter for … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories of the week!

Here are some of our favorite political stories from the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: A Republican congressman from the Tea Party got arrested by the feds buying coke in Washington’s Dupont Circle. Marc Caputo, political reporter for … Continued

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SiriusXM commemorates the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination

Starting this week, SiriusXM is commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a series of special programming that pays homage to the late president with exclusive broadcasts featuring veteran journalists, interviews, memories and eye-witness accounts from this … Continued

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SiriusXM commemorates the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination

Starting this week, SiriusXM is commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a series of special programming that pays homage to the late president with exclusive broadcasts featuring veteran journalists, interviews, memories and eye-witness accounts from this … Continued

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Hawaii governor celebrates marriage equality with Michaelangelo Signorile

Last week, the Hawaii state Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it the 16th state in the country with marriage equality. For Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who has been a supporter for 20 years, the journey has been long. … Continued

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Hawaii governor celebrates marriage equality with Michaelangelo Signorile

Last week, the Hawaii state Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it the 16th state in the country with marriage equality. For Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who has been a supporter for 20 years, the journey has been long. … Continued

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Andrew Wilkow broadcasts from a local bar

Where do people have real discussions about politics? Your average bar, of course. And that’s precisely where Andrew Wilkow headed recently for a special edition of his show The Wilkow Majority. What did he have in mind? ” [To] do … Continued

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Andrew Wilkow broadcasts from a local bar

Where do people have real discussions about politics? Your average bar, of course. And that’s precisely where Andrew Wilkow headed recently for a special edition of his show The Wilkow Majority. What did he have in mind? ” [To] do … Continued

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ACLU to Obama Admin: ‘Abolish life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses’

Ezekial Edwards, Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda  early Thursday morning to discuss the ACLU’s latest report, A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. … Continued

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ACLU to Obama Admin: ‘Abolish life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses’

Ezekial Edwards, Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda  early Thursday morning to discuss the ACLU’s latest report, A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. … Continued

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Who’s to blame for the Affordable Care Act website problems?

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act last month, the program’s website has come under a lot of fire for not doing its job. SiriusXM hosts took listener calls and talked to experts about the issue, asking the big … Continued

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Who’s to blame for the Affordable Care Act website problems?

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act last month, the program’s website has come under a lot of fire for not doing its job. SiriusXM hosts took listener calls and talked to experts about the issue, asking the big … Continued

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SiriusXM listener announces run for political office

Make It Plain Facebook administrator and loyal listener, Laura Hubka, has decided to run for the state representative in Iowa’s District 51, and she announced her candidacy today on the air! “If I can take the seat, it’s one great … Continued

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SiriusXM listener announces run for political office

Make It Plain Facebook administrator and loyal listener, Laura Hubka, has decided to run for the state representative in Iowa’s District 51, and she announced her candidacy today on the air! “If I can take the seat, it’s one great … Continued

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SiriusXM’s post-election day coverage

It’s Day One after The Gubernatorial Election 2013. As a result, there is a whirlwind of political questions, comments and predictions swirling through the airwaves of SiriusXM. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had a lot to tell SiriusXM Patriot host Mike Church about … Continued

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SiriusXM’s post-election day coverage

It’s Day One after The Gubernatorial Election 2013. As a result, there is a whirlwind of political questions, comments and predictions swirling through the airwaves of SiriusXM. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had a lot to tell SiriusXM Patriot host Mike Church about … Continued

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Recurring mishaps in election voting?

Stepping out of the election booth, one should feel they’ve just completed their duty as an American citizen. However, just like in the past, it seems a long list of voting obstacles may have gotten in the way this election … Continued

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Recurring mishaps in election voting?

Stepping out of the election booth, one should feel they’ve just completed their duty as an American citizen. However, just like in the past, it seems a long list of voting obstacles may have gotten in the way this election … Continued

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What’s on: Eminem Town Hall, NFL recap and Rotten Tomatoes

The Morning Kickoff 6 am ET on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday Night Football is our topic of discussion this morning and Ross Tucker is the guy to bring it to you. Recap the Monday night madness of the Bears-Packers game … Continued

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What’s on: Eminem Town Hall, NFL recap and Rotten Tomatoes

The Morning Kickoff 6 am ET on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday Night Football is our topic of discussion this morning and Ross Tucker is the guy to bring it to you. Recap the Monday night madness of the Bears-Packers game … Continued

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Harlow Giles Unger on George Washington and the first government shutdown

It was the original hope of Congress that President George Washington would serve merely as a powerless figurehead while in office – “a Commander and Chief of no one and nothing,” according to veteran author and historian Harlow Giles Unger. … Continued

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Harlow Giles Unger on George Washington and the first government shutdown

It was the original hope of Congress that President George Washington would serve merely as a powerless figurehead while in office – “a Commander and Chief of no one and nothing,” according to veteran author and historian Harlow Giles Unger. … Continued

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Barbara Buono on Chris Christie: He’s ‘left the middle-class and poor crippled’

With the state of New Jersey sitting on the highest rate of unemployment in the region and facing a barrage of economic and social issues, State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-NJ), who is running for governor, said she is pushing for … Continued

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Barbara Buono on Chris Christie: He’s ‘left the middle-class and poor crippled’

With the state of New Jersey sitting on the highest rate of unemployment in the region and facing a barrage of economic and social issues, State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-NJ), who is running for governor, said she is pushing for … Continued

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Andrew Cohen debates the death penalty on POTUS

How does a lively discussion on baseball turn into a debate on the death penalty? We found out Thursday when Andrew Cohen from The Atlantic and CBS’s 60 Minutes stopped by The Michael Smerconish Program on POTUS. Cohen came by … Continued

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Andrew Cohen debates the death penalty on POTUS

How does a lively discussion on baseball turn into a debate on the death penalty? We found out Thursday when Andrew Cohen from The Atlantic and CBS’s 60 Minutes stopped by The Michael Smerconish Program on POTUS. Cohen came by … Continued

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Grover Norquist would critique Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategy – if he could find it

The claws came out on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick Monday when guest Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) Obamacare strategy: I’ve never had a criticism of Ted Cruz’s strategy because … Continued

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Grover Norquist would critique Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategy – if he could find it

The claws came out on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick Monday when guest Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) Obamacare strategy: I’ve never had a criticism of Ted Cruz’s strategy because … Continued

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No Labels Radio: “We’re just gonna talk about the real world, and the real issues that confront us”

The countdown to the premiere of No Labels Radio on SiriusXM POTUS, hosted by Former Governor of Utah and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, is almost over. Tomorrow’s debut show, airing from 10 am to 11 am ET, will feature several … Continued

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No Labels Radio: “We’re just gonna talk about the real world, and the real issues that confront us”

The countdown to the premiere of No Labels Radio on SiriusXM POTUS, hosted by Former Governor of Utah and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, is almost over. Tomorrow’s debut show, airing from 10 am to 11 am ET, will feature several … Continued

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Mike Church: Constitutional system of checks and balances is kaput

James Madison’s system of checks and balances has been long dead, says SiriusXM Patriot’s Mike Church, who argued Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) newest proposed amendment, which would forbid government officials from holding themselves exempt from constitutional laws, “is not … Continued

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Mike Church: Constitutional system of checks and balances is kaput

James Madison’s system of checks and balances has been long dead, says SiriusXM Patriot’s Mike Church, who argued Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) newest proposed amendment, which would forbid government officials from holding themselves exempt from constitutional laws, “is not … Continued

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Rep. George Milled (D-CA): Healthcare.gov “failed”

“Lifelong” Democrat George Miller tells P.O.T.U.S. host Jon Decker of his and his constituents’ frustration with Obamacare signup site healthcare.gov. “The flow of information isn’t as it should be between the consumer, the government and the healthcare companies that eventually … Continued

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Rep. George Milled (D-CA): Healthcare.gov “failed”

“Lifelong” Democrat George Miller tells P.O.T.U.S. host Jon Decker of his and his constituents’ frustration with Obamacare signup site healthcare.gov. “The flow of information isn’t as it should be between the consumer, the government and the healthcare companies that eventually … Continued

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Chris Matthews on his political career with Jimmy Carter, Tip O’Neill, and President Reagan

MSNBC Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews has had quite the career in politics, climbing up the ladder as high as the chief of staff to speaker of the house Tip O’Neill, known for his principled war of political … Continued

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Chris Matthews on his political career with Jimmy Carter, Tip O’Neill, and President Reagan

MSNBC Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews has had quite the career in politics, climbing up the ladder as high as the chief of staff to speaker of the house Tip O’Neill, known for his principled war of political … Continued

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Bill Richardson on the Budget: We need a mediator

SiriusXM POTUS host Julie Mason was joined by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who gave his thoughts on the recent budget crisis, offering suggestions on how reaching an agreement could be made easier. “I think the relationships, the personal … Continued

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Bill Richardson on the Budget: We need a mediator

SiriusXM POTUS host Julie Mason was joined by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who gave his thoughts on the recent budget crisis, offering suggestions on how reaching an agreement could be made easier. “I think the relationships, the personal … Continued

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz: Ted Cruz is the most self-centered politician I have ever met

And that’s not all she has to say about the Texas Senator. Listen to hear her opinions about his antics and his style of “my way or the highway” politics.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz: Ted Cruz is the most self-centered politician I have ever met

And that’s not all she has to say about the Texas Senator. Listen to hear her opinions about his antics and his style of “my way or the highway” politics.

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What’s On: A Soprano shares her guilty pleasures

We’re as American as apple pie today with soprano Renee Fleming’s Guilty Pleasures, Christian singer Natalie Grant’s new album, and Martha Stewart celebrating all things American Made. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Congresswoman … Continued

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What’s On: A Soprano shares her guilty pleasures

We’re as American as apple pie today with soprano Renee Fleming’s Guilty Pleasures, Christian singer Natalie Grant’s new album, and Martha Stewart celebrating all things American Made. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Congresswoman … Continued

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Worst Case Scenario: What does a government default mean?

President Obama is caught in a Catch 22 where no matter what he does to pay down American debt he’s breaking the law because of two conflicting pieces of legislation. “Congress has created a situation where no matter what he … Continued

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Worst Case Scenario: What does a government default mean?

President Obama is caught in a Catch 22 where no matter what he does to pay down American debt he’s breaking the law because of two conflicting pieces of legislation. “Congress has created a situation where no matter what he … Continued

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Robert Costa on misconceptions about House Republicans

Robert Costa, the Washington editor for the National Review and a political analyst on CNBC, called in to the Michael Smerconish Program Monday to defend his recent article in the Washington Post, “Five Myths About the House Republicans.” Costa wrote people have a … Continued

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Robert Costa on misconceptions about House Republicans

Robert Costa, the Washington editor for the National Review and a political analyst on CNBC, called in to the Michael Smerconish Program Monday to defend his recent article in the Washington Post, “Five Myths About the House Republicans.” Costa wrote people have a … Continued

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Patriot vs. Progress: Hosts debate Obamacare

Things just got reasonable here at SiriusXM when SiriusXM  Patriot host David Webb and SiriusXM Progress host Mark Thompson sat down to discuss the pros and cons of Obamacare. Not only did they both hosts make valid points, but they … Continued

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Patriot vs. Progress: Hosts debate Obamacare

Things just got reasonable here at SiriusXM when SiriusXM  Patriot host David Webb and SiriusXM Progress host Mark Thompson sat down to discuss the pros and cons of Obamacare. Not only did they both hosts make valid points, but they … Continued

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Congressman reporting from Capitol Hill right after shots are fired

Rep.Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was on the air with Andrew Wilkow of SiriusXM’s The Patriot mere moments after shots were reported near the capitol building in Washington. Gohmert talks about how the government shutdown has affected  access to tourist destinations in the nation’s … Continued

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Congressman reporting from Capitol Hill right after shots are fired

Rep.Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was on the air with Andrew Wilkow of SiriusXM’s The Patriot mere moments after shots were reported near the capitol building in Washington. Gohmert talks about how the government shutdown has affected  access to tourist destinations in the nation’s … Continued

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Jesse Ventura-Howard Stern 2016?

They might wind up getting everybody’s vote … except their own. Wednesday on the Howard Stern Show, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura confirmed that when he runs for president of the United States in 2016, he wants Howard Stern on … Continued

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Jesse Ventura-Howard Stern 2016?

They might wind up getting everybody’s vote … except their own. Wednesday on the Howard Stern Show, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura confirmed that when he runs for president of the United States in 2016, he wants Howard Stern on … Continued

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LISTEN: Democrats continue to support Obamacare, decry government shutdown

As the government shutdown trudges on, Democrats continue to stand behind Obamacare, refusing to back down to House Republicans. SiriusXM Progress host Mark Thompson spoke with a few of them. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the president says registration for the Affordable … Continued

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LISTEN: Democrats continue to support Obamacare, decry government shutdown

As the government shutdown trudges on, Democrats continue to stand behind Obamacare, refusing to back down to House Republicans. SiriusXM Progress host Mark Thompson spoke with a few of them. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the president says registration for the Affordable … Continued

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

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Right vs. Left: The government shutdown from every perspective

As the government shut down trudges on and the Affordable Care Act is passed anyway, SiriusXM hosts on both sides of the aisle spoke with officials about the situation. Last night, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) spoke with SiriusXM Patriot host … Continued

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Right vs. Left: The government shutdown from every perspective

As the government shut down trudges on and the Affordable Care Act is passed anyway, SiriusXM hosts on both sides of the aisle spoke with officials about the situation. Last night, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) spoke with SiriusXM Patriot host … Continued

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What’s On: Dale Jr. takes over Lithium, back-to-back Town Halls

Wake up to some political talk, listen to Dale Earnhardt Jr. guest DJ on Lithium during your lunch break, and wrap your day up with a pair of legendary SiriusXM Town Hall events. The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt 6 am … Continued

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What’s On: Dale Jr. takes over Lithium, back-to-back Town Halls

Wake up to some political talk, listen to Dale Earnhardt Jr. guest DJ on Lithium during your lunch break, and wrap your day up with a pair of legendary SiriusXM Town Hall events. The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt 6 am … Continued

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LISTEN: Obamacare from every angle

Whether you love it or hate it, Obamacare is on everybody’s mind this week as Republicans and Democrats duke it out over the president’s health care reform. Here is a sampling of what our hosts and guests are saying about … Continued

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LISTEN: Obamacare from every angle

Whether you love it or hate it, Obamacare is on everybody’s mind this week as Republicans and Democrats duke it out over the president’s health care reform. Here is a sampling of what our hosts and guests are saying about … Continued

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Ron Paul on America’s “lack of success in foreign policy”

In an interview with SiriusXM Patriot‘s Mike Church, former congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was asked for his take on the Syria situation, or specifically about the recent protests against American involvement in Syria. Looking at history, Paul answered the question with … Continued

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Ron Paul on America’s “lack of success in foreign policy”

In an interview with SiriusXM Patriot‘s Mike Church, former congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was asked for his take on the Syria situation, or specifically about the recent protests against American involvement in Syria. Looking at history, Paul answered the question with … Continued

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What’s On: Metallica’s rage in harlem, panic in Detroit?, love potions & more

Metallica Exclusive Concert at the Apollo Theater Saturday 8:30 pm ET on Mandatory Metallica There’s a rage in Harlem: Metallica plays the famed Apollo Theater for the first – and last – time in an exclusive concert for SiriusXM listeners. … Continued

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What’s On: Metallica’s rage in harlem, panic in Detroit?, love potions & more

Metallica Exclusive Concert at the Apollo Theater Saturday 8:30 pm ET on Mandatory Metallica There’s a rage in Harlem: Metallica plays the famed Apollo Theater for the first – and last – time in an exclusive concert for SiriusXM listeners. … Continued

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Mike Church supports Starbucks CEO’s right to ban guns

When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked patrons not to carry firearms into Starbucks stores in states where it is otherwise legal to do so, the right criticized Schultz’s anti-gun stance and the left said his request is not enough. Or so … Continued

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Mike Church supports Starbucks CEO’s right to ban guns

When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked patrons not to carry firearms into Starbucks stores in states where it is otherwise legal to do so, the right criticized Schultz’s anti-gun stance and the left said his request is not enough. Or so … Continued

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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: 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

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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

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LISTEN: Who Shot Bin Laden?

Varying accounts of Osama Bin Laden’s final moments in Abbottabad have come out of SEALTeam 6, and Vanity Fair writer Mark Bowden told “The Michael Smerconish Program” that his book “The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” was an attempt … Continued

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LISTEN: Who Shot Bin Laden?

Varying accounts of Osama Bin Laden’s final moments in Abbottabad have come out of SEALTeam 6, and Vanity Fair writer Mark Bowden told “The Michael Smerconish Program” that his book “The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” was an attempt … Continued

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LISTEN: Should Nazi Dad Be Allowed to Raise His Kids?

It all started with a birthday cake. Five years after neo-Nazi Heath Campbell lost custody of his children Adolf Hitler Campbell, Heinrich Hons Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honzlynn Jeannie Campbell after he tried to order a “Happy Birthday, … Continued

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LISTEN: Should Nazi Dad Be Allowed to Raise His Kids?

It all started with a birthday cake. Five years after neo-Nazi Heath Campbell lost custody of his children Adolf Hitler Campbell, Heinrich Hons Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honzlynn Jeannie Campbell after he tried to order a “Happy Birthday, … Continued

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Anthony Bourdain sounds off on Libya critics with Opie & Anthony

Anthony Bourdain joined The Opie & Anthony Show to talk about his travels around the globe, which set him off on “stupid coverage” of the places he’s been such as Libya. His particular beef (food pun intended)? With people who … Continued

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Anthony Bourdain sounds off on Libya critics with Opie & Anthony

Anthony Bourdain joined The Opie & Anthony Show to talk about his travels around the globe, which set him off on “stupid coverage” of the places he’s been such as Libya. His particular beef (food pun intended)? With people who … Continued

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Ricky Gervais Weighs in on the 2012 Presidential Race

He may not have been able to vote in the November 6, 2012 elections, but like most things, that didn’t stop British comedian Ricky Gervais from voicing his (very funny) opinion. “[I’d vote for] Obama, the real president,” he jokes. … Continued

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Ricky Gervais Weighs in on the 2012 Presidential Race

He may not have been able to vote in the November 6, 2012 elections, but like most things, that didn’t stop British comedian Ricky Gervais from voicing his (very funny) opinion. “[I’d vote for] Obama, the real president,” he jokes. … Continued

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