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WATCH: Sen. Al Franken on Kathy Griffin, his ‘toxic’ Senate co-worker + more

Is being a U.S. senator as fun as working on Saturday Night Live? Nah. But it’s “the best job I ever had,” Franken says.

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WATCH: Sen. Al Franken on Kathy Griffin, his ‘toxic’ Senate co-worker + more

Is being a U.S. senator as fun as working on Saturday Night Live? Nah. But it’s “the best job I ever had,” Franken says.

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Why is the protective press pool so important? Look to unexpected events like 9/11

History proves that sometimes the most routine events, like a visit to an elementary school, can end up as moments of unmatched significance.

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Why is the protective press pool so important? Look to unexpected events like 9/11

History proves that sometimes the most routine events, like a visit to an elementary school, can end up as moments of unmatched significance.

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Barney Frank: Eliminate superdelegates; Biden for Secretary of Defense

Should the Democrats do away with superdelegates? Barney Frank certainly thinks so. “We should make a strong recommendation that ex officio delegates should be eliminated,” Fmr. Rep. Frank told Ari Rabin-Havt Thursday. “There’s nothing super about them.” Ex officio delegates … Continued

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Barney Frank: Eliminate superdelegates; Biden for Secretary of Defense

Should the Democrats do away with superdelegates? Barney Frank certainly thinks so. “We should make a strong recommendation that ex officio delegates should be eliminated,” Fmr. Rep. Frank told Ari Rabin-Havt Thursday. “There’s nothing super about them.” Ex officio delegates … Continued

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President Obama: ‘I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.’

President Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Clinton’s team released a video where the president praises Clinton for her historic campaign to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. This endorsement comes just hours after the president met with Clinton’s primary challenger Sen. Bernie … Continued

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President Obama: ‘I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.’

President Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Clinton’s team released a video where the president praises Clinton for her historic campaign to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. This endorsement comes just hours after the president met with Clinton’s primary challenger Sen. Bernie … Continued

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Sen. Barbara Boxer talks about chaos in Nevada and channeling her inner toughness

When Sen. Barbara Boxer took to the stage in the midst of a “massively out of control” crowd at the Nevada Democratic Convention, she tried to channel her inner “Art of Tough.” The California Senator had attended the convention at … Continued

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Sen. Barbara Boxer talks about chaos in Nevada and channeling her inner toughness

When Sen. Barbara Boxer took to the stage in the midst of a “massively out of control” crowd at the Nevada Democratic Convention, she tried to channel her inner “Art of Tough.” The California Senator had attended the convention at … Continued

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends superdelegates

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended the superdelegate system during an interview on The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz argued that well-known “grassroots activists” could beat Democrats who have “paid their dues” in low turnout elections if … Continued

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends superdelegates

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended the superdelegate system during an interview on The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz argued that well-known “grassroots activists” could beat Democrats who have “paid their dues” in low turnout elections if … Continued

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George W. and Laura Bush smoked together in the White House + more secrets

We’re getting an amazing peek into life in the White House through the lens of our country’s first ladies, thanks to Kate Andersen Brower’s new book, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First up, a scene that seems … Continued

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George W. and Laura Bush smoked together in the White House + more secrets

We’re getting an amazing peek into life in the White House through the lens of our country’s first ladies, thanks to Kate Andersen Brower’s new book, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. First up, a scene that seems … Continued

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Jane Sanders: Clinton campaign is ‘more undermining than we had ever seen before’

Jane Sanders says the Hillary Clinton campaign is distorting and misrepresenting her husband’s record. “The Clinton campaign has been a lot more undermining than we had ever seen before,” the wife of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told SiriusXM POTUS host … Continued

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Jane Sanders: Clinton campaign is ‘more undermining than we had ever seen before’

Jane Sanders says the Hillary Clinton campaign is distorting and misrepresenting her husband’s record. “The Clinton campaign has been a lot more undermining than we had ever seen before,” the wife of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told SiriusXM POTUS host … Continued

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5 surprising sleep tips from Arianna Huffington (like sleep without your spouse!)

After teaching Americans how to Thrive, Arianna Huffington is leading The Sleep Revolution. The media maven stopped by The Michael Smerconish Program recently to chat about her new book, sharing advice on how to make the most of your night. … Continued

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5 surprising sleep tips from Arianna Huffington (like sleep without your spouse!)

After teaching Americans how to Thrive, Arianna Huffington is leading The Sleep Revolution. The media maven stopped by The Michael Smerconish Program recently to chat about her new book, sharing advice on how to make the most of your night. … Continued

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Larry Wilmore: Trump is a ‘shallow fool’

The host of Comedy Central’s Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore stopped by SiriusXM’s fish bowl and shared some characteristically tart observations on the state of the race for president. “I have never seen such shallowness put on display and rewarded … Continued

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Larry Wilmore: Trump is a ‘shallow fool’

The host of Comedy Central’s Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore stopped by SiriusXM’s fish bowl and shared some characteristically tart observations on the state of the race for president. “I have never seen such shallowness put on display and rewarded … Continued

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Which Marco Rubio will show up to this week’s debate?

The GOP presidential candidates meet again for another debate — this time at the University of Miami, ahead of the winner-take-all Florida and Ohio votes, where 99 and 66 delegates are at stake. You can hear the showdown on our CNN … Continued

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Which Marco Rubio will show up to this week’s debate?

The GOP presidential candidates meet again for another debate — this time at the University of Miami, ahead of the winner-take-all Florida and Ohio votes, where 99 and 66 delegates are at stake. You can hear the showdown on our CNN … Continued

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What’s at stake this Super Tuesday?

Delegates are still being tallied after a big Super Tuesday showing by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with each of the front runners winning seven states. On the GOP side, 661 total delegates were at stake. Democrats Hillary Clinton and … Continued

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What’s at stake this Super Tuesday?

Delegates are still being tallied after a big Super Tuesday showing by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with each of the front runners winning seven states. On the GOP side, 661 total delegates were at stake. Democrats Hillary Clinton and … Continued

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Hear about Trump ‘going profane,’ SCOTUS importance + more from GOP candidates

Three Republican candidates made stops at the famous Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday, as “Live Free or Die” state residents cast their ballots in the country’s first primary. “When Donald [Trump] is losing, he gets rattled. He … Continued

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Hear about Trump ‘going profane,’ SCOTUS importance + more from GOP candidates

Three Republican candidates made stops at the famous Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday, as “Live Free or Die” state residents cast their ballots in the country’s first primary. “When Donald [Trump] is losing, he gets rattled. He … Continued

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On the ground in New Hampshire: Live coverage of the first 2016 primary

Follow along for SiriusXM Politics’ live coverage of the New Hampshire Primary!

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On the ground in New Hampshire: Live coverage of the first 2016 primary

Follow along for SiriusXM Politics’ live coverage of the New Hampshire Primary!

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And the winner of our very important New Hampshire breakfast food election is…

Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey! And politics. Lots of politics. We took over the famous Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 8th and 9th for two important reasons: 1) It’s a hotbed for politics, with visits from major candidates … Continued

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And the winner of our very important New Hampshire breakfast food election is…

Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey! And politics. Lots of politics. We took over the famous Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 8th and 9th for two important reasons: 1) It’s a hotbed for politics, with visits from major candidates … Continued

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NYU doc: We should postpone the Summer Olympics because of Zika

It’s time to postpone the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Dr. Art Caplan says. “Are you really going to try and run the Olympics this August in the middle of a public health emergency when the … Continued

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NYU doc: We should postpone the Summer Olympics because of Zika

It’s time to postpone the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Dr. Art Caplan says. “Are you really going to try and run the Olympics this August in the middle of a public health emergency when the … Continued

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‘Making a Murderer’ prosecutor addresses 5 big questions we all have

Anyone who spent the final days of 2015 glued to a screen for an emotional binge of Netflix’s Making a Murderer is left with many questions. POTUS host and lawyer Michael Smerconish asked former Calumet Country District Attorney Ken Kratz to … Continued

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‘Making a Murderer’ prosecutor addresses 5 big questions we all have

Anyone who spent the final days of 2015 glued to a screen for an emotional binge of Netflix’s Making a Murderer is left with many questions. POTUS host and lawyer Michael Smerconish asked former Calumet Country District Attorney Ken Kratz to … Continued

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Halloween politics: Is Trump a “zombie frontrunner”?

Republican political operative Mike Murphy, lately running the Right to Rise super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s moribund presidential campaign, recently dubbed Donald Trump a “false zombie frontrunner.” “He’s dead politically, he’ll never be president of the United States, ever,” Murphy told … Continued

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Halloween politics: Is Trump a “zombie frontrunner”?

Republican political operative Mike Murphy, lately running the Right to Rise super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s moribund presidential campaign, recently dubbed Donald Trump a “false zombie frontrunner.” “He’s dead politically, he’ll never be president of the United States, ever,” Murphy told … Continued

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Jeb Bush on Redskins’ team name: ‘I don’t think they should change it’

Over the last few years, the Washington Redskins have seen their team name surrounded by controversy, many feeling it is insensitive toward Native Americans. On the new SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. show, The Arena, Republican presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush defended the team’s use … Continued

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Jeb Bush on Redskins’ team name: ‘I don’t think they should change it’

Over the last few years, the Washington Redskins have seen their team name surrounded by controversy, many feeling it is insensitive toward Native Americans. On the new SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. show, The Arena, Republican presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush defended the team’s use … Continued

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The Cocaine Congressman: Where is he now?

Trey Radel was a Republican lawmaker from Florida busted in 2013 buying an 8-ball of cocaine in Washington, DC. During his brief stint in Congress, Radel was noted for quoting Public Enemy on the floor of the House and maintaining … Continued

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The Cocaine Congressman: Where is he now?

Trey Radel was a Republican lawmaker from Florida busted in 2013 buying an 8-ball of cocaine in Washington, DC. During his brief stint in Congress, Radel was noted for quoting Public Enemy on the floor of the House and maintaining … Continued

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Cecil the lion’s death spurs conflicted conversations about hunting for sport

Cecil the lion was killed by an American hunter in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Authorities say the killing was illegal, as Cecil, who was part of a research project and wore a GPS collar, was lured out of a protected … Continued

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Cecil the lion’s death spurs conflicted conversations about hunting for sport

Cecil the lion was killed by an American hunter in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Authorities say the killing was illegal, as Cecil, who was part of a research project and wore a GPS collar, was lured out of a protected … Continued

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Politics and Pluto: Julie Mason’s top stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we covered the historic nuclear deal with Iran and its orbiting political issues, NASA’s glorious Plutonic fly-by, Donald Trump, and a minor eruption in White House press … Continued

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Politics and Pluto: Julie Mason’s top stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we covered the historic nuclear deal with Iran and its orbiting political issues, NASA’s glorious Plutonic fly-by, Donald Trump, and a minor eruption in White House press … Continued

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District Attorney in Bill Cosby case talks about Quaaludes testimony

Newly-released records of a 2005 testimony show that Bill Cosby admitted to getting Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with and gave one woman, Andrea Constand, Benadryl. The documents stem from a civil lawsuit brought by Constand in Pennsylvania. … Continued

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District Attorney in Bill Cosby case talks about Quaaludes testimony

Newly-released records of a 2005 testimony show that Bill Cosby admitted to getting Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with and gave one woman, Andrea Constand, Benadryl. The documents stem from a civil lawsuit brought by Constand in Pennsylvania. … Continued

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SiriusXM hosts, guests and listeners reflect on SCOTUS’ marriage equality decision

The Supreme Court of the United States permanently ended the long-fought debate over marriage equality on Friday with a 5-to-4 vote making the right to same-sex marriage Constitutional. Following the news — which came appropriately during the 46th anniversary of … Continued

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SiriusXM hosts, guests and listeners reflect on SCOTUS’ marriage equality decision

The Supreme Court of the United States permanently ended the long-fought debate over marriage equality on Friday with a 5-to-4 vote making the right to same-sex marriage Constitutional. Following the news — which came appropriately during the 46th anniversary of … Continued

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, a 12-year-old listener and others weigh in on Confederate flag

In the wake of the racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine black people dead in a historic black church, some are debating whether the Confederate flag should still be flying over state Capitol buildings in South Carolina. … Continued

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, a 12-year-old listener and others weigh in on Confederate flag

In the wake of the racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine black people dead in a historic black church, some are debating whether the Confederate flag should still be flying over state Capitol buildings in South Carolina. … Continued

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Pope Francis makes ambitious call to action to save us from climate change

Pope Francis released the first papal encyclical focused solely on the environment in an attempt expand the conversation beyond politics, economics and science and into a more spiritual and moral context. In a document titled Laudato Si: On Care for Our … Continued

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Pope Francis makes ambitious call to action to save us from climate change

Pope Francis released the first papal encyclical focused solely on the environment in an attempt expand the conversation beyond politics, economics and science and into a more spiritual and moral context. In a document titled Laudato Si: On Care for Our … Continued

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Get pep: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Jeb Bush hasn’t even announced his presidential bid yet, and already the Washington Post has a story about how the campaign went off the rails — before it even started. “It’s June, for crying out loud,” the candidate lamented, on … Continued

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Get pep: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Jeb Bush hasn’t even announced his presidential bid yet, and already the Washington Post has a story about how the campaign went off the rails — before it even started. “It’s June, for crying out loud,” the candidate lamented, on … Continued

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Smerconish Book Club: Is John Corey headed to TV?!

SiriusXM POTUS’s Michael Smerconish hosted the latest installment of Smerconish Book Club with New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and his novel, Radiant Angel – the latest thriller in the John Corey series. They talked about how DeMille writes (spoiler … Continued

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Smerconish Book Club: Is John Corey headed to TV?!

SiriusXM POTUS’s Michael Smerconish hosted the latest installment of Smerconish Book Club with New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and his novel, Radiant Angel – the latest thriller in the John Corey series. They talked about how DeMille writes (spoiler … Continued

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Michael Smerconish delivers the only commencement speech graduates need

It’s graduation season! Former presidents, the current first lady and other movers and shakers are delivering commencement speeches all over the country. Michael Smerconish says he’s feeling a little left out because no one has asked him to speak … … Continued

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Michael Smerconish delivers the only commencement speech graduates need

It’s graduation season! Former presidents, the current first lady and other movers and shakers are delivering commencement speeches all over the country. Michael Smerconish says he’s feeling a little left out because no one has asked him to speak … … Continued

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Get your war on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Iraq — it’s always with us. On the presidential campaign trail, candidates kept flubbing a (pointless) hypothetical question about the 2003 invasion. In Congress, lawmakers were reauthorizing some iteration of the PATRIOT Act, while President Obama bristled at questions about his … Continued

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Get your war on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Iraq — it’s always with us. On the presidential campaign trail, candidates kept flubbing a (pointless) hypothetical question about the 2003 invasion. In Congress, lawmakers were reauthorizing some iteration of the PATRIOT Act, while President Obama bristled at questions about his … Continued

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Remember the fallen and honor the living with SiriusXM

SiriusXM will commemorate our nation’s fallen service men and women of all generations this Memorial Day by broadcasting Taps across every music, sports, talk and entertainment channel. The one-minute solemn observance will be broadcast at approximately 12 pm ET on Memorial Day, … Continued

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Remember the fallen and honor the living with SiriusXM

SiriusXM will commemorate our nation’s fallen service men and women of all generations this Memorial Day by broadcasting Taps across every music, sports, talk and entertainment channel. The one-minute solemn observance will be broadcast at approximately 12 pm ET on Memorial Day, … Continued

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It’s not over: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week

It was so fun this week hosting SiriusXM colleague Michelangelo Signorile in the Press Pool with Julie Mason. Mike, host of his own show from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Progress Channel 127, has a new book out called It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, … Continued

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It’s not over: Julie Mason’s top political stories of the week

It was so fun this week hosting SiriusXM colleague Michelangelo Signorile in the Press Pool with Julie Mason. Mike, host of his own show from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Progress Channel 127, has a new book out called It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, … Continued

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What the heck is the paleo diet?!

“To hell with this diet!” Well, we’ve all said that before. Jeb Bush declared it recently while eating some of his favorite blueberry pie — a decadent dessert that doesn’t mesh with his paleo diet. “What the heck is the … Continued

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What the heck is the paleo diet?!

“To hell with this diet!” Well, we’ve all said that before. Jeb Bush declared it recently while eating some of his favorite blueberry pie — a decadent dessert that doesn’t mesh with his paleo diet. “What the heck is the … Continued

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Barney Frank assumed he’d have a celibate life

Things have certainly changed for Barney Frank since his childhood of the 1940s and ’50s. The former congressman talked about his personal and political life (and his new memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage) on The … Continued

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Barney Frank assumed he’d have a celibate life

Things have certainly changed for Barney Frank since his childhood of the 1940s and ’50s. The former congressman talked about his personal and political life (and his new memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage) on The … Continued

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‘Inside VEEP’ special gives a sneak peek into the new season (and we hear that Justice Scalia watches the show)

We finally get to see Selina Meyer in action as president when VEEP returns this coming Sunday! Ahead of the season premiere, SiriusXM POTUS host Julie Mason sat down with some of the cast and crew to talk shop. Check … Continued

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‘Inside VEEP’ special gives a sneak peek into the new season (and we hear that Justice Scalia watches the show)

We finally get to see Selina Meyer in action as president when VEEP returns this coming Sunday! Ahead of the season premiere, SiriusXM POTUS host Julie Mason sat down with some of the cast and crew to talk shop. Check … Continued

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Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

Hear about health concerns, the reality of energy savings and “the insanity of switching twice a year” on The Michael Smerconish Program.

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Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

Hear about health concerns, the reality of energy savings and “the insanity of switching twice a year” on The Michael Smerconish Program.

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Another day at the office: Obama’s former right-hand man tells all

Forget about your cubicle. For a few lucky people, work involves helicopter rides around the Egyptian pyramids and shooting hoops with the president. For six years, Reggie Love was one of those people. Love served as President Barack Obama’s aide, first on … Continued

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Another day at the office: Obama’s former right-hand man tells all

Forget about your cubicle. For a few lucky people, work involves helicopter rides around the Egyptian pyramids and shooting hoops with the president. For six years, Reggie Love was one of those people. Love served as President Barack Obama’s aide, first on … Continued

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70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation: A look back through Churchill’s eyes

On January 27, 1945, the concentration camps of Auschwitz were liberated from Nazi control. Today, hundreds of Auschwitz survivors attended a ceremony in southern Poland to commemorate 70 years since liberation. In 2007, Michael Smerconish discussed his own visit to Auschwitz … Continued

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70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation: A look back through Churchill’s eyes

On January 27, 1945, the concentration camps of Auschwitz were liberated from Nazi control. Today, hundreds of Auschwitz survivors attended a ceremony in southern Poland to commemorate 70 years since liberation. In 2007, Michael Smerconish discussed his own visit to Auschwitz … Continued

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Foxcatcher’s Mark Shultz taps out on criticizing the film’s accuracy

This cinematic season has thrived on movies that are based on true events: The Theory of Everything. Selma. The Imitation Game. The list goes on. As a result, film critics and other passionate moviegoers have scrutinized just how accurately these films … Continued

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Foxcatcher’s Mark Shultz taps out on criticizing the film’s accuracy

This cinematic season has thrived on movies that are based on true events: The Theory of Everything. Selma. The Imitation Game. The list goes on. As a result, film critics and other passionate moviegoers have scrutinized just how accurately these films … Continued

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The State of the Union: Optimism or naivete?

The economy is better and we should be optimistic, according to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. But is it that simple? Many economic indicators — including the unemployment rate — are positive, but Obama still proposed … Continued

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The State of the Union: Optimism or naivete?

The economy is better and we should be optimistic, according to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. But is it that simple? Many economic indicators — including the unemployment rate — are positive, but Obama still proposed … Continued

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Former Senator Bob Graham calls for release of 28 pages detailing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11

The recent horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo’s staff in Paris has ignited discussions about acts of organized violence. Former senator Bob Graham is currently calling for the Obama administration to release 28 classified pages of a 2003 congressional report on 9/11, … Continued

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Former Senator Bob Graham calls for release of 28 pages detailing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11

The recent horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo’s staff in Paris has ignited discussions about acts of organized violence. Former senator Bob Graham is currently calling for the Obama administration to release 28 classified pages of a 2003 congressional report on 9/11, … Continued

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‘Meet the Press’ coming to SiriusXM starting this Sunday

Airing on SiriusXM POTUS, Ch. 124, Sundays at 10 am ET.   It was announced today that SiriusXM will begin to audio-cast America’s longest running television news program Meet The Press with NBC News Political Director and Host Chuck Todd. Hailed as the … Continued

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‘Meet the Press’ coming to SiriusXM starting this Sunday

Airing on SiriusXM POTUS, Ch. 124, Sundays at 10 am ET.   It was announced today that SiriusXM will begin to audio-cast America’s longest running television news program Meet The Press with NBC News Political Director and Host Chuck Todd. Hailed as the … Continued

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Senate Torture Report: Former C.I.A. official Jose Rodriguez speaks out to Smerconish

The Senate recently released a report on the C.I.A.’s Use of Torture. Specifically, the report addressed the interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration in order to ensure the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden and to stop other … Continued

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Senate Torture Report: Former C.I.A. official Jose Rodriguez speaks out to Smerconish

The Senate recently released a report on the C.I.A.’s Use of Torture. Specifically, the report addressed the interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration in order to ensure the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden and to stop other … Continued

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Eric Garner decision backlash: ‘You can indict a ham sandwich … Unless that ham sandwich happens to be a police officer.’

Massive crowds gathered from Rockefeller Center to Grand Central Terminal last night, and they did not just consist of tourists heading to the tree lighting. Yesterday, a grand jury in New York City decided not to indict the police officer … Continued

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Eric Garner decision backlash: ‘You can indict a ham sandwich … Unless that ham sandwich happens to be a police officer.’

Massive crowds gathered from Rockefeller Center to Grand Central Terminal last night, and they did not just consist of tourists heading to the tree lighting. Yesterday, a grand jury in New York City decided not to indict the police officer … Continued

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Yahoo! News launches on SiriusXM POTUS

Unfortunately, knowing Kerry Washington’s glorious Scandal wardrobe inside and out does not make you an expert on politics. Neither does having all seven seasons of The West Wing memorized. Fortunately, if talking politics usually makes you feel like this as opposed to … Continued

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Yahoo! News launches on SiriusXM POTUS

Unfortunately, knowing Kerry Washington’s glorious Scandal wardrobe inside and out does not make you an expert on politics. Neither does having all seven seasons of The West Wing memorized. Fortunately, if talking politics usually makes you feel like this as opposed to … Continued

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‘If you don’t vote, you don’t count,’ First Lady Michelle Obama talks tomorrow’s midterm elections

Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama called into Urban View’s Joe Madison, urging all Americans to partake in tomorrow’s essential midterm elections. From Women’s Issues to the importance of every single vote, the First Lady said, “now is the time that the American people get to … Continued

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‘If you don’t vote, you don’t count,’ First Lady Michelle Obama talks tomorrow’s midterm elections

Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama called into Urban View’s Joe Madison, urging all Americans to partake in tomorrow’s essential midterm elections. From Women’s Issues to the importance of every single vote, the First Lady said, “now is the time that the American people get to … Continued

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6 reasons President Obama says it’s so important to vote in the midterm elections

President Barack Obama recently spoke with SiriusXM’s Urban View host Joe Madison to discuss the urgency of the American people taking part in tomorrow’s midterm elections. Below are six key reasons Obama says voting is so important. 1. “We have a congress that has been … Continued

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6 reasons President Obama says it’s so important to vote in the midterm elections

President Barack Obama recently spoke with SiriusXM’s Urban View host Joe Madison to discuss the urgency of the American people taking part in tomorrow’s midterm elections. Below are six key reasons Obama says voting is so important. 1. “We have a congress that has been … Continued

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Spooky: Julie Mason’s top political stories

I covered the White House during the whole Valerie Plame saga, and once tried (with zero success) to joke with Scooter Libby in an elevator. I always thought Valerie Plame seemed cool — and this week I had the chance … Continued

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Spooky: Julie Mason’s top political stories

I covered the White House during the whole Valerie Plame saga, and once tried (with zero success) to joke with Scooter Libby in an elevator. I always thought Valerie Plame seemed cool — and this week I had the chance … Continued

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Left, Right and Center: Tuesday’s election night coverage with SiriusXM

In honor of next Tuesday’s midterm elections, SiriusXM’s  Progress, Patriot, and POTUS channels will be airing live coverage, each station featuring key guests who will weigh in on the debate while giving some perspective to the polls as the results come in. Voters Decide – … Continued

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Left, Right and Center: Tuesday’s election night coverage with SiriusXM

In honor of next Tuesday’s midterm elections, SiriusXM’s  Progress, Patriot, and POTUS channels will be airing live coverage, each station featuring key guests who will weigh in on the debate while giving some perspective to the polls as the results come in. Voters Decide – … Continued

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‘Ebola is a political crisis not a medical crisis,’ says LA Times journalist Doyle McManus

This week on the Michael Smerconish program, LA Times journalist Doyle McManus joined the POTUS host to explain his take on the Ebola story, saying that rather than seeing it as an epidemic, we should position it as a political story. … Continued

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‘Ebola is a political crisis not a medical crisis,’ says LA Times journalist Doyle McManus

This week on the Michael Smerconish program, LA Times journalist Doyle McManus joined the POTUS host to explain his take on the Ebola story, saying that rather than seeing it as an epidemic, we should position it as a political story. … Continued

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