4-27-15 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 bill: Sink or swim? SCOTUS: Gay marriage Japan's PM in DC: War controversy Nepal earthquake: 3,300+ dead Drone killing program: Protected in DC Russian hackers got Obama's emails GOP 2016ers talk faith in Iowa Freddie Gray's funeral in Baltimore today Colorado theater shooting trial today Obama [...]

4-24-15 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. ON ASSIGNMENT - IN BRIEF Two Hostages held by Qaeda Killed by Americans: Obama Apologizes • Two hostages held by al Qaeda, including an American aid worker, Warren Weinstein, 73, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian, were accidentally killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan in Jan, prompting President [...]

Between the Shiite & Where the Sunni Don’t Shine

It's just one giant mess in Iraq, most likely exacerbated by our invasion over a decade ago. And the question is whether or not we should get involved again. I say no. But it's not up to me.. This morning, I was excited to welcome Juan Cole to the program. Unfortunately for me, a power surge knocked me off the air just moments before I was to call him. Needless to say, when I did get Juan on the line, I was a bit frazzled, and all the pages I had up on my computer had closed, leaving me a [...]

What’s New Pussycat?

I always say we need some comic relief on the show - and we didn't have to go very far. In fact, the actual comedy from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was even better than the comic sendoff of his lunacy from SNL... See for yourself: Via SNL The Real Thing I'll take truth over fiction any day. Although sometimes, the truth just simply sucks. Today, I spoke with my favorite Congressman Alan Grayson about some issues he's been quite candid about: the TPP, Drone strikes in Pakistan, the NSA spying program and the attacks on Glenn Greenwald and other journalists, [...]

No More War, Please

On this day, every year, we honor and remember those who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States.  My wish on this and every other day is that no more people die in war. A young John Kerry, upon returning from Vietnam, participated in the Winter Soldier investigation to talk about the atrocities and war crimes perpetrated by our people during that war.  It's a good idea to watch Kerry's testimony, and remember his question, "Who'll be the last to die for a mistake?". Today, I hosted a special edition of my show.  On Thursday, President [...]

Droning On and On

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul filibusters the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. AP photo *** Today's ustream recording stopped after 38 minutes.  So, if you like to watch instead of listen, click the read more link below to watch the YouTube recording***  Rand Paul droned on for almost 13 hours yesterday, creating great political theater and making heads explode - on both the left and the right!  By criticizing the Obama administration's drone policy under the guise of a filibuster of the Brennan confirmation to head the CIA, Paul angered the Republicans who love the drones [...]

Countdown to Cuts, Climate Change, Media Madness and Drones

  As you can see from the picture above, the GOP has taken to calling the cuts mandated by the Sequester "Obamaquester".  But this slide from a John Boehner-delivered Power Point presentation appears to show that it was the Speaker who wanted it! At the Daily Beast, John Avlon reports  I happened to come across an old email that throws cold water on House Republicans’ attempts to call this “Obama’s Sequester.” It’s a PowerPoint presentation that Boehner’s office developed with the Republican Policy Committee and sent out to the Capitol Hill GOP on July 31, 2011. Intended to explain the [...]

Why Aren’t We Talking About Drones?

  That's one of the questions I asked Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin on the show this morning.  It was actually an inaccurate question, as she certainly is.  Her new book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and, as usual, she's on the road out and about protesting against all the things that are wrong with our nation... from unjust wars to environmental ruin and beyond. We talked about Medea's surprising but wonderful appearance protesting at Wayne LaPierre's sickening "press conference" after the Newtown massacre, President Obama's nominee for CIA director John Brennan and his complicity in torture and [...]

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