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Donald Trump campaign co-chair on tapes: ‘We have a vulnerability’

Following Sunday’s debate, Speaker Ryan revealed that he will no longer campaign with or defend Trump through the November election.

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Donald Trump campaign co-chair on tapes: ‘We have a vulnerability’

Following Sunday’s debate, Speaker Ryan revealed that he will no longer campaign with or defend Trump through the November election.

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Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine: Under Trump, ‘American policy could be literally for sale’

“Trump’s entanglements overseas would pose really unprecedented national security conflicts of interest and potentially even threaten us,” Tim Kaine said.

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Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine: Under Trump, ‘American policy could be literally for sale’

“Trump’s entanglements overseas would pose really unprecedented national security conflicts of interest and potentially even threaten us,” Tim Kaine said.

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Bernie Sanders: GOP candidates are focused on needs of the wealthy, not working people

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn’t believe Thursday night’s GOP debate and its 10 candidates have much to offer the average American. “When you watch that debate, just imagine if you are one of the wealthiest people in this country and … Continued

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Bernie Sanders: GOP candidates are focused on needs of the wealthy, not working people

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn’t believe Thursday night’s GOP debate and its 10 candidates have much to offer the average American. “When you watch that debate, just imagine if you are one of the wealthiest people in this country and … 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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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Spanking kids “may be a matter of degree”

American civil rights activist and Baptist minister Reverend Jesse Jackson was invited onto The Agenda to share his thoughts on the Adrian Peterson situation after the Minnesota Vikings running back was recently arrested for child abuse when he hit his 4-year-old son with … Continued

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Spanking kids “may be a matter of degree”

American civil rights activist and Baptist minister Reverend Jesse Jackson was invited onto The Agenda to share his thoughts on the Adrian Peterson situation after the Minnesota Vikings running back was recently arrested for child abuse when he hit his 4-year-old son with … 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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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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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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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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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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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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‘[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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‘[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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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

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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

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Progress this week: Flip flopping on Berghdal, big Koch money, and Viagra vs. birth control

Have you heard the name Bowe Bergdahl? If you tuned in to SiriusXM Progress, Ch. 127, this week you couldn’t miss it. The young sergeant was finally released after being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In exchange for … Continued

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Progress this week: Flip flopping on Berghdal, big Koch money, and Viagra vs. birth control

Have you heard the name Bowe Bergdahl? If you tuned in to SiriusXM Progress, Ch. 127, this week you couldn’t miss it. The young sergeant was finally released after being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In exchange for … Continued

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Boom: Julie Mason’s top political stories

There is no organizing theme to politics these days. The kissing congressman remains parts unknown, some new guy was nominated by Republican voters in Florida to replace the cocaine congressman. Meanwhile, Congress remains on recess — but they are back … Continued

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Boom: Julie Mason’s top political stories

There is no organizing theme to politics these days. The kissing congressman remains parts unknown, some new guy was nominated by Republican voters in Florida to replace the cocaine congressman. Meanwhile, Congress remains on recess — but they are back … Continued

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‘We’ve got to give them rumble from the people,’ says Ralph Nader

Politician and author Ralph Nader is not shocked by recent headlines about unemployment and a shrinking American middle class. In fact, Nader recently visited The Michael Smerconish Program to discuss his new book Unstoppable, when he provided a few choice words about … Continued

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‘We’ve got to give them rumble from the people,’ says Ralph Nader

Politician and author Ralph Nader is not shocked by recent headlines about unemployment and a shrinking American middle class. In fact, Nader recently visited The Michael Smerconish Program to discuss his new book Unstoppable, when he provided a few choice words about … Continued

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Progressive leaders react to SCOTUS ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC

Progressive leaders of unions, consumer advocacy groups, and government agencies came together on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning to express their extreme displeasure and disgust with the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC. … Continued

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Progressive leaders react to SCOTUS ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC

Progressive leaders of unions, consumer advocacy groups, and government agencies came together on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning to express their extreme displeasure and disgust with the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC. … Continued

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Shake Shack CEO: You have to pay a competitive wage to get best people, low turnover

Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress to explain how he’s breaking the stereotype of the typical fast food job: by creating a higher paying one. Garutti explained why you have to … Continued

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Shake Shack CEO: You have to pay a competitive wage to get best people, low turnover

Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress to explain how he’s breaking the stereotype of the typical fast food job: by creating a higher paying one. Garutti explained why you have to … Continued

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Senator Harry Reid: Kick America’s Koch habit with Constitutional amendment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continued his attacks on the Koch Brothers this morning on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt  on SiriusXM Progress when he said that the only solution to America’s Koch problem is a Constitutional amendment. “The American … Continued

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Senator Harry Reid: Kick America’s Koch habit with Constitutional amendment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continued his attacks on the Koch Brothers this morning on The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt  on SiriusXM Progress when he said that the only solution to America’s Koch problem is a Constitutional amendment. “The American … Continued

Sochi, the Olympics and LGBT rights

Whether it was Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, John Carlos and Tommy Smith raising a hand in the black power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, or any number of other examples, protest has played a huge … Continued

Sochi, the Olympics and LGBT rights

Whether it was Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, John Carlos and Tommy Smith raising a hand in the black power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, or any number of other examples, protest has played a huge … Continued

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‘They’re not telling us nothing,’ says West Virginia man on water contamination

Following a massive chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the water supply in Charleston, West Virginia, it is still unclear what exactly spilled, and it is also unclear if proper tests have been conducted. The last ‘do not use’ ban … Continued

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‘They’re not telling us nothing,’ says West Virginia man on water contamination

Following a massive chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the water supply in Charleston, West Virginia, it is still unclear what exactly spilled, and it is also unclear if proper tests have been conducted. The last ‘do not use’ ban … Continued

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Jim Cramer ‘antithetical’ to ‘fatcats,’ favors income equality

Jim Cramer, eccentric host of CNBC’s Mad Money and author of the newly published book Get Rich Carefully, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda early Friday morning to discuss Wall Street, the Fed, the finance industry, and the sometimes … Continued

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Jim Cramer ‘antithetical’ to ‘fatcats,’ favors income equality

Jim Cramer, eccentric host of CNBC’s Mad Money and author of the newly published book Get Rich Carefully, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on SiriusXM Progress‘ The Agenda early Friday morning to discuss Wall Street, the Fed, the finance industry, and the sometimes … Continued

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Mayor of Jersey City: How to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US

Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, responded to the GOP cuts to unemployment benefits that went into place on January 1 the only way he knew how: by training his constituents right out of high school in order … Continued

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Mayor of Jersey City: How to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US

Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, responded to the GOP cuts to unemployment benefits that went into place on January 1 the only way he knew how: by training his constituents right out of high school in order … Continued

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Sandy Hook One Year Later: Continuing the Conversation

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were lost in one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen. Nearly one year later, the promises we made as a country to the memories of those … Continued

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Sandy Hook One Year Later: Continuing the Conversation

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were lost in one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen. Nearly one year later, the promises we made as a country to the memories of those … Continued

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Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin calls GOP ‘delusional,’ ‘neanderthals’

“We have an extra layer of misery,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning. The Congresswoman is referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s delay of Medicaid expansion, forcing many who can’t afford it … Continued

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Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin calls GOP ‘delusional,’ ‘neanderthals’

“We have an extra layer of misery,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning. The Congresswoman is referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s delay of Medicaid expansion, forcing many who can’t afford it … Continued

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Not enough women (or respect for women) in STEM field, says Emily Graslie

Following a viral video aimed at exposing sexism and the extra barriers for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, Emily Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop on YouTube, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

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Not enough women (or respect for women) in STEM field, says Emily Graslie

Following a viral video aimed at exposing sexism and the extra barriers for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, Emily Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop on YouTube, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

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ACLU to Obama Admin: ‘Abolish life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses’

Ezekial Edwards, Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda  early Thursday morning to discuss the ACLU’s latest report, A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. … Continued

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ACLU to Obama Admin: ‘Abolish life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses’

Ezekial Edwards, Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda  early Thursday morning to discuss the ACLU’s latest report, A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. … Continued

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz: Ted Cruz is the most self-centered politician I have ever met

And that’s not all she has to say about the Texas Senator. Listen to hear her opinions about his antics and his style of “my way or the highway” politics.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz: Ted Cruz is the most self-centered politician I have ever met

And that’s not all she has to say about the Texas Senator. Listen to hear her opinions about his antics and his style of “my way or the highway” politics.

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

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What’s on: Shutdown on The Agenda, Jeselnik and the MLB playoffs

What is a government shutdown? Is John Madden really on SiriusXM? What is it like to be really offended? Answers to all those questions and more Wednesday on your airwaves. The Agenda 6 am ET on SiriusXM Progress Let Ari … Continued

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Is Rep. Alan Grayson winning the war against war?

Following President Obama’s speech about Syria, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke with with Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda about his campaign to prevent any military action in the tumultuous Middle Eastern country. Grayson, who has been called “The Democratic Congressman Who … Continued

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Is Rep. Alan Grayson winning the war against war?

Following President Obama’s speech about Syria, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke with with Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda about his campaign to prevent any military action in the tumultuous Middle Eastern country. Grayson, who has been called “The Democratic Congressman Who … Continued

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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

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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

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