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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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FBI director James Comey looks into new Clinton emails; revelations come amidst Weiner sexting investigation

“Why this? Why now? Is it? It’s just a lot of questions here about what this is all about.”

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FBI director James Comey looks into new Clinton emails; revelations come amidst Weiner sexting investigation

“Why this? Why now? Is it? It’s just a lot of questions here about what this is all about.”

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Mon Dieu: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Happy New Year! Congress is back. And so is terrorism, partisanship, gridlock, sorrow, crying — and for at least one formerly prominent politician, a likely trip to the hoosegow. In the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week on SiriusXM’s … Continued

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Mon Dieu: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Happy New Year! Congress is back. And so is terrorism, partisanship, gridlock, sorrow, crying — and for at least one formerly prominent politician, a likely trip to the hoosegow. In the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week on SiriusXM’s … Continued

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Ciao, 2014: Julie Mason’s top political stories

What, you say — still hungover from those 2014 midterms? Well you better start rehydrating: The 2016 Iowa caucuses are just a little over a year away. But before we get a snootful of presidential campaign politics, let’s pause and … Continued

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Ciao, 2014: Julie Mason’s top political stories

What, you say — still hungover from those 2014 midterms? Well you better start rehydrating: The 2016 Iowa caucuses are just a little over a year away. But before we get a snootful of presidential campaign politics, let’s pause and … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SiriusXM remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., SiriusXM is ringing in a series of special programming on the brink of the nationwide holiday. The Press Pool — Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration This year marks the 50th … Continued

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SiriusXM remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., SiriusXM is ringing in a series of special programming on the brink of the nationwide holiday. The Press Pool — Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration This year marks the 50th … 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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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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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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Pakistani report calls bin Laden raid an ‘act of war’

Last year, Zero Dark Thirty dramatized the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden for the big screen. While the film detailed American efforts throughout the 10 years leading up to bin Laden’s death, the Pakistani side of the story … Continued

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Pakistani report calls bin Laden raid an ‘act of war’

Last year, Zero Dark Thirty dramatized the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden for the big screen. While the film detailed American efforts throughout the 10 years leading up to bin Laden’s death, the Pakistani side of the story … Continued

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LISTEN: Are gay marriages more equal?

Just five days after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, the federal government has granted the first green cards based on same-sex marriages, while gay marriage ceremonies have already resumed in California. After … Continued

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LISTEN: Are gay marriages more equal?

Just five days after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, the federal government has granted the first green cards based on same-sex marriages, while gay marriage ceremonies have already resumed in California. After … 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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