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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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