10-20-15 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.Top U.S. military officer Gen Joseph Dunford arrives in Iraq for visit and talks on situation in country (AP)  News NowClinton's Benghazi hearing game planBiden watch: Tick tick tickPressure on Boehner to work on debt limitAmericans want stricter gun lawsFBI probes claim: Hacker broke into CIA chief's private emailIsrael police hunt [...]

10-15-15 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.Police led at least 12 demonstrators from Baltimore City Hall before dawn today to police transport vans. They were protesting a council subcommittee's vote in favor of making interim police commissioner, Kevin Davis, permanent. They were upset he hadn't met with activists to listen to their demands. They had occupied the [...]

3-16-15 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 Iran: Late snags with a deal Kerry slams GOP Iran letter Israeli election: Public is fed up Man arrested in Ferguson shootings Budget: GOP fights with itself Clintonghazi? Will House go to court? Bump: Debt limit hits today McConnell delays Lynch AG vote Obama kills at Gridiron [...]

Two-Fer Tuesday!

It's another busy day in radio land... I just finished this morning's show (which you can hear by clicking the player at the top of this post), and will shortly head up to Randi Rhodes' studio to guest host her show this afternoon.  As her former XM channel no longer exists, you can listen on any of her affiliate stations via the TuneIn Radio app on your smart phone or directly from randirhodes.com. This morning on my show, I spoke with RH Reality Check's Adele Stan about how the Catholic Church is actively working with some members of Congress to [...]

What GOP Really Stands For

The GOP used to stand for "Grand Old Party"... these days, there are lots of other meanings better suited to today's Republican Party.  My contribution is "Greedy Obstinate Pricks" - but others were just as creative. Enjoy... On today's show, I spoke with Absurdity Today's Julianna Forlano about the  changes in New York City. I read a bit from this NY Daily News article about how the Working Families Party helped move everything to the left, and helped propel Bill De Blasio past Christine Quinn toward the Mayor's office. For the first time since the office was introduced in 1993, [...]

Everything is Broken

Thank goodness for good headline writers! Unfortunately, that seems to be the only thing I'm applauding today. On the show this morning, I realized just how totally FUBAR we are.  While the government is shut down over a manufactured crisis (yet, again), the people who've been silently suffering in this country continue unabated... and their numbers continue to grow. Sasha Abramsky is an author and journalist who spent the last two years plus traveling the nation, seeking out the mostly-invisible poverty-stricken masses.  Unfortunately, what he found is hiding in plain site in every state in the nation, and no one [...]

Playing Russian Roulette with the Economy

Or, I suppose, American Roulette. Either way, we're fucked. It's great to be back at Radio or Not after a week of having to watch out for F-bombs on terrestrial radio.  We spent much of the first hour recapping the madness that ensued while I was gone last week.  Cliff Schecter joined in to help try to make sense of the insanity. And if it's Monday, we find out what ridiculous things politicians said and how the so-called journalists who moderate the Sunday shows let them get away with spewing bullshit in our Fools on the Hill™ segment with Nicole [...]

Debt Ceiling Hostage Taking Redux

Oy. Here we go again!  They released they can't use their threats to "de-fund Obamacare" - so now they're just threatening to tank the economy and the good faith and credit of the country again. If you're wondering what's in their ransom note this time, wonder no further.  Zach Carter of Huffington Post joined in on the show this morning to talk about some of the outrageous demands he detailed in "House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer To Include Pro-Wall Street Provisions, Health Care Cuts" including ... a significant overhaul of the environmental and financial regulatory system, would cut pensions for Federal [...]

Fiscal End Times

  Just about a year ago, I was reading about Modern Monetary Theory (or MMT).  I know, quite out of character for me.  But the Washington Post  ran a big story about MMT, and it was being widely shared on the interwebs.  I found it fascinating. Right around the same time, listener Sefantiza suggested I interview Warren Mosler on the show. Mosler, featured prominently in the Washington Post article, is an economist, president and founder of Mosler Automotive, and co-founder of the Center for Full Employment And Price Stability at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He briefly ran for President of the United States as [...]

Satan Sandwich With A Side of Hypocrisy

As detailed in my last post, the House voted yesterday to pass the Satan Sandwich (aka the debt ceiling bill).  We already knew the Tea Partiers were ignorant fools.  Now they're also proven hypocrites, as 59 GOP freshmen voted for the bill (2/3 of the rookie class) with only 28 voting against. Based on Michele Bachmann's official list of members of her Tea Party Caucus, 32 of them declared their hypocrisy and voted for the deal!  (Should you care to see the list, scroll down to the bottom of the post.) I must point out that my sorry excuse for [...]

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