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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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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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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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NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson: “We need to stop talking about Weiner”

As a candidate in New York’s mayoral race, Bill Thompson is happy to talk about education, affordable housing and jobs. What he doesn’t want to talk about is Anthony Weiner. The former city comptroller told Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

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Affordable Care Act will benefit women the most, says Valerie Jarrett

As a senior adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett is one of the most powerful women in Washington. But Jarrett, who chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls, took time out of her busy schedule to talk to … Continued

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Middle East peace talks could lead to ‘conceptual breakthrough’

Peace talks between Israel and Palestine will resume this month, Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week. Last time the two states sat down in 2010, talks only lasted three weeks before breaking down. But this time around, Kerry … Continued

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LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued