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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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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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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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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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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