Weed and Music

      I usually appreciate Fridays as much as the next person, knowing that with the weekend comes some down time. But this week, I really needed it. The end of the week that gave us "rectal rehydration" and other images that we can never erase from our minds couldn't come soon enough. But it wasn't only the torture report. We saw the Democrats cave, yet again. They let the Republicans get away with pushing through a massive spending bill with a number of truly heinous provisions shoved in, literally at the last-minute in the dead of night behind [...]

12-12-14 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Spending bill squeaker Rifts! Objections! CIA chief on defense 2003 CIA cable blows up Iraq-9/11 link Senate panel approves limited fight against ISIS Medicare: Providers must recognize gay couples Sony's hacking nightmare   Spending Bill Squeaker • With just over an hour to spare, the Senate late [...]

What I will not write about today: Infuriating news + snark chaser

Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health. CIA torture report not likely to result in reforms or prosecutions: "The Justice Department has cast the matter as a closed case... Federal prosecutors will not reopen their investigation of whether criminal laws were broken by CIA guards and interrogators for mistreating [...]

12-11-14 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Govt funding runs out: Hello Congress? Democrats incensed over Dodd-Frank curbs Donors to parties get tenfold increase Senate CIA torture report: Fallout - Cheney Fallout: Hayden slams report State Dept slow to release Hillary Clinton files Benghazi panel chair defends inquiry Senators warn AG on fake cellphone [...]

12-10-14 News Notes – Special Torture Edition

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Senate CIA torture report: Overview 7 key points from the report 10 abuses from the report CIA chief admits: "Made mistakes" Obama walks fine line in statement Feinstein, other lawmakers' reax Govt spending bill released, but... Devil's in the details Immigration: Obama in Nashville Kerry, Senators clash [...]

12-9-14 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Sexual threats, power drill in CIA torture report Cromnibus bogs down: Does shutdown loom? Shutdown: Risks grow higher with each hour Obama: Protests "necessary" LeBron James T-shirt / Protests Tamir Rice family wants criminal charges New curbs on racial profiling by feds Obamacare consultant to be grilled [...]

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