NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

BOOKS, NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

‘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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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