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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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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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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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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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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