NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

‘ISIS is quite different from al Qaeda,’ says former MI6 agent

ISIS a.k.a. ISIL came out of the ranks of al Qaeda, is a religious extremist group and has been very public about killing Americans. But the comparisons with al Qaeda may end there. Whatever similarities the two groups may share, however, … Continued

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Immigration attorney reports ‘unneccessary cruelty’ toward women and children at border detention centers

Danielle Rosche is an immigration attorney who recently volunteered at a border detention facility. She says she saw cruelty against women waiting to have their claims heard that is “astounding” and “incredibly upsetting” to have occur in The United States today. … Continued

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Rep. Paul Ryan, other guests weigh in on Ferguson situation with SiriusXM politics hosts

Since the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer St. Louis suburb, Ferguson, Mo., there have been about 10 days of protests in the the community, many of which have turned violent. Various conflicting accounts of the killing have … Continued

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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: A TOWN NAMED FERGUSON

There was a lot of news this past week. From US military action in Iraq, to ceasefires between Israel and Hamas to the death of Robin Williams and the death of a young NASCAR driver named Kevin Ward. But the … Continued

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Transgender rights activist Allyson Robinson: “I’m a big fan of Vice President Biden”

Transgender rights activist Allyson Robinson spoke with SiriusXM Progress‘ Michelangelo Signorile during Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, MI about Vice President Joe Biden and the issue of transgender rights moving forward. Robinson discusses Vice President Biden’s progressive stance regarding the rights of … Continued

NEWS, POLITICS, RELIGION

PROGRESS THIS WEEK: People Like Us

What is it about ‘the other’ that inspires so much fear in our society? Why do we so often see violence, discrimination and hatred manifested against those seen as different? Just look at the case of Marleen Pinnock, an unarmed … Continued

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Left, Right and Center: SiriusXM hosts comment on SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that under Obamacare, for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage to their employees. SiriusXM Progress, Patriot, and POTUS Politics provided plenty of coverage prior to and after the Supreme Court’s … Continued

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‘[Hillary Clinton]… is by far the best qualified person… to be president of the United States,’ says Howard Dean

Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean joined Ari Rabin-Havt this morning on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda to discuss the present situation in Iraq and how it might impact the presidential elections in 2016, especially if Hillary Clinton decides to run. “Hillary Clinton, … Continued

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Progress This Week: Cantor is gone-zo!

What appeared to be a status quo reelection of Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) turned out to be a massive upset with Tea Party nobody Dave Brat decisively whipping Cantor’s tail. Since that news broke the big debate in Washington (especially in … Continued

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‘Passion wins primaries,’ SiriusXM host says about Eric Cantor’s loss to David Brat

Written by Benazir Wehelie and Sydney Goldberger.  SiriusXM Hosts Ari Rabin-Havt and Michael Smerconish provided coverage this morning regarding House majority leader Eric Cantor’s loss to Tea Party-backed economics professor, David Brat. Prior to one of the most shocking primary upsets … Continued