8-21-15 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.I will be on vacation next week. TRNS staff will hold down the fort until I return on Monday 31 August   News NowLife is short. Now you're bustedLetter: Obama tells Congress US will press IranIAEA inspections squabbleDozens of Clinton emails classified from start?Greece crisis: Syriza rebels splitRepublicans juggle "anchor babies"Poll: The [...]

9-30-14 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 Fence jumper made it to East Room Secret Service grilling today: Epic drama Oh no! "Classified?" Twitter wags on fence jumper's romp WH mops up Obama's 60 Minutes interview Did U.S. govt invent Khorasan? Hong Kong: Leader urges crowds to leave What will China do? U.S./India: "Rules [...]

Torture and Lies

President Obama admitted the US tortured "some folks" following the 9-11 attacks. Obama has used the word "torture" before to describe the harsh interrogation tactics used at CIA-run secret prisons during the Bush administration. But his words at a White House news conference were notably more direct than previous statements. The comments reflect the line the president is preparing to walk as he gets ready for the release of a Senate committee report on the Bush-era rendition, detention and interrogation program. According to the president, torture is not OK - but lying about torture is acceptable, as long as you [...]

News, Views and Muse

I was a bit worried that there might not be enough news to talk about with Congress going on a 5 1/2 week recess but, then again, it's not like they do anything when they're in session. But the drama that unfolded yesterday as they all attempted to leave DC was the perfect snapshot to illustrate the comedy of errors that the 113th Congress is. Adding to the absurdity of it all was Boehner's contention that President Obama, against whom the Speaker is filing a lawsuit over his use of executive orders, should use his executive powers to do something [...]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

SULOME ANDERSON'He calls me neshama, I call him habibi. Love doesn't speak the language of occupation #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies,'Sulome Anderson tweeted. If only the so-called leaders could be taken out of the equation, the people of the world might actually have a shot at world peace! But only a shot because there are still citizens throughout the world who insist on placing all of the blame for this mess on one side or the other. As an American atheist of Jewish descent, I still consider myself a Jew - with all the history to comes with that heritage. I have [...]

Tackling the Tough Issues

As if things weren't bad enough before I left for 10 days... As Jon Stewart asked upon his return, "What could happen in two weeks?" Famous last words.. Well, Jon Stewart attempted to cover the Israel-Gaza story with objectivity and, for his troubles, he got attacked - from both sides! I hearken back to those words of wisdom spoken by every mother to every child, "Two wrongs don't make a right." What's going on in Israel and Gaza is unacceptable. Yes, Israel has a right to defend itself, and Hamas' practice of storing its weapons where civilians live and play [...]

Another Superfluous War

The following article was written by Israeli Peace Movement Gush Shalom founder Uri Avnery, and was originally published here. I wanted to post it here because I think it's the best thing I've read from an Israeli about the horrific practice of bombing one another into oblivion instead of fixing the problems that divide us.  Hopefully someone with power to do the right thing will read it and heed its call. HOW DID it start? Stupid question. Conflagrations along the Gaza Strip don’t start. They are just a continuous chain of events, each claimed to be in “retaliation” for the [...]

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