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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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Spooky: Julie Mason’s top political stories

I covered the White House during the whole Valerie Plame saga, and once tried (with zero success) to joke with Scooter Libby in an elevator. I always thought Valerie Plame seemed cool — and this week I had the chance … Continued

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Spooky: Julie Mason’s top political stories

I covered the White House during the whole Valerie Plame saga, and once tried (with zero success) to joke with Scooter Libby in an elevator. I always thought Valerie Plame seemed cool — and this week I had the chance … Continued

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Going viral: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Remember when President Obama called it “unlikely” that “someone with ebola would reach our shores”? Neither do we. It was just over two weeks ago. This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason, we compiled our list of ebola … Continued

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Going viral: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Remember when President Obama called it “unlikely” that “someone with ebola would reach our shores”? Neither do we. It was just over two weeks ago. This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason, we compiled our list of ebola … 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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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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Secrets: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we delved into some international intrigue with Iranian arms dealers and undercover ops; We snuck a peak at President Obama’s secret schedule and gasped audibly about … Continued

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Secrets: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week in the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 we delved into some international intrigue with Iranian arms dealers and undercover ops; We snuck a peak at President Obama’s secret schedule and gasped audibly about … 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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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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Bad bad boys come with me: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Does the GOP have a behavioral issue? In this week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason, we considered the latest headlines but concluded that really it’s a percentages deal with Republicans and if there were more Democrats in Congress, they’d be … Continued

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Bad bad boys come with me: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Does the GOP have a behavioral issue? In this week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason, we considered the latest headlines but concluded that really it’s a percentages deal with Republicans and if there were more Democrats in Congress, they’d be … 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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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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Reconsiderations: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason saw a flowering spring bounty of delights: A new interview with Edward Snowden, the use of literature in spy craft, the return of Frank Rich after a long hiatus producing HBO’s Veep, a … Continued

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Reconsiderations: Julie Mason’s top political stories

This week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason saw a flowering spring bounty of delights: A new interview with Edward Snowden, the use of literature in spy craft, the return of Frank Rich after a long hiatus producing HBO’s Veep, a … Continued

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Comebacks and comedowns: Julie Mason’s top political stories

President Obama’s second-term doldrums seem to be fomenting some reconsideration of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. But is the Bush brand fully rehabbed? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, wasn’t so sure. In … Continued

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Comebacks and comedowns: Julie Mason’s top political stories

President Obama’s second-term doldrums seem to be fomenting some reconsideration of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. But is the Bush brand fully rehabbed? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, wasn’t so sure. In … Continued

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Dreamers and screamers: Julie Mason’s top political stories

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of thousands of Republican party activists in Washington. It’s a rally, a revival, a freak show, proving ground — so much. Beloved by political reporters and pundits, CPAC is beautiful. Julie … Continued

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Dreamers and screamers: Julie Mason’s top political stories

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of thousands of Republican party activists in Washington. It’s a rally, a revival, a freak show, proving ground — so much. Beloved by political reporters and pundits, CPAC is beautiful. Julie … Continued

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Megaplex: Julie Mason’s top political movies

What makes great political cinema? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 was joined by Ann Hornaday, film critic at the Washington Post, for an hour-long discussion about the top political movies of all time. … Continued

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Megaplex: Julie Mason’s top political movies

What makes great political cinema? Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 was joined by Ann Hornaday, film critic at the Washington Post, for an hour-long discussion about the top political movies of all time. … Continued

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Wintry mix: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Winter drags on in Washington and with it comes a bumper crop of slush and ice this week: Bill O’Reilly of FOX News had a testy interview with President Obama; the White House was cross about the news media’s handling … Continued

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Wintry mix: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Winter drags on in Washington and with it comes a bumper crop of slush and ice this week: Bill O’Reilly of FOX News had a testy interview with President Obama; the White House was cross about the news media’s handling … 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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Julie Mason’s top five political stories: Bridge set me up!

No polar vortex doldrums here. The first week back from the holidays was a political monsoon of vendettas and more. It’s what we live to cover in the Press Pool on SIRIUSXM’s POTUS, Ch. 124. Traffic studies: New Jersey Gov. … Continued

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Julie Mason’s top five political stories: Bridge set me up!

No polar vortex doldrums here. The first week back from the holidays was a political monsoon of vendettas and more. It’s what we live to cover in the Press Pool on SIRIUSXM’s POTUS, Ch. 124. Traffic studies: New Jersey Gov. … Continued

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Liquid Metal’s Jose Mangin’s top 5 Metallica songs

To celebrate Metallica’s upcoming performance at the legendary Apollo Theater on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET, I must share with you MY list of the most rockin’ Metallica headbangers. Check out my top 5 Metallica songs in the … Continued

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Liquid Metal’s Jose Mangin’s top 5 Metallica songs

To celebrate Metallica’s upcoming performance at the legendary Apollo Theater on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET, I must share with you MY list of the most rockin’ Metallica headbangers. Check out my top 5 Metallica songs in the … Continued

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