NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Even Rosie O’Donnell has an opinion about Miley’s VMA’s performance

Surprisingly, it wasn’t even the gratuitous sex of Miley’s twerking MTV VMA’s bonanza that left Rosie O’Donnell underwhelmed, it was the lack of artistry. “I think she’s very young and she’s got a ways to go and she wants to … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Police, politicians respond to stop-and-frisk ruling

A federal judge ruled Monday that the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping and frisking people suspected of criminal activity violated the Constitution by amounting to “indirect racial profiling” of young black and Hispanic men in disproportionate numbers. Stop-and-frisk … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Opinion: The real threat behind American embassy closings

The State Department’s decision to close 22 embassies in the Middle East and North Africa in response to a threat from al Qaeda on Sunday has sparked a renewed discussion of terrorism in the region. Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

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