5-17-16 Quick Morning News

 Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsSenate GOPers to Obama: Fire Ben RhodesTrump's attack plan for ClintonClinton's allies plan to go after TrumpDemocrats compete todayWhite House what's ups - 2016SCOTUS dodges on Obamacare contraceptionSCOTUS nominee: Democrats' mock hearingUS backs arming Libyan govt to fight ISIS Senate GOPers to Obama: Fire Ben Rhodes (Politico, WaPo, Hill, me)• Monday, Republican Sens Mark Kirk (Ill), John Cornyn (Texas) and John Barrasso (Wyo) [...]

Why a feminist who “connected with Hillary” is voting for #BernieSanders

Deborah Newell (of the blog Litbrit) is a regular guest on the Nicole Sandler radio show, as am I, although we've never been on together. But we do keep in touch in various ways. One way is through a listserv (a private email group of progressives) on which Deborah wrote the following on why she, a diehard feminist, is voting for Bernie Sanders. It took some serious thought, introspection, and scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's policies before Deborah made that decision. Her personal story and experiences that led her to support Bernie Sanders touched me so deeply that I felt compelled to share. [...]

6-15-15 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. News Now Escaped killers: Latest Airstrike in Libya: AQ militant dead? Clinton pushes Obama on trade Obama's trade defeat: "Procedural snafu" Jeb Bush kicks off campaign today Hillary Clinton kicks off campaign Spokane NAACP leader in race furor Netanyahu accuses world leaders: Wobbling on Iran South African court: Sudan's leader [...]

It’s A Mad World

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120913_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Mad_World.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window On days like this, I feel like crawling under the blankets and never coming out.  Although I regularly rail against idiocy and lies and question the opposite world  in which the obstructionists of progress reside, I'm at a loss to explain the insanity of religious zealots. So some idiot makes a low-budget, truly awful movie and posts it online. Go after that guy if you must, but to engage in riots and violence aimed at a country that had nothing to do with the production of said sorry piece [...]

Mitt Romney- Unfit to Lead

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120912_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Romney_Unfit_to_Lead.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window     The photo above shows a smirking Mitt Romney leaving the podium after doubling down on his inappropriate and offensive statements saying that President Obama wanted to "apologize" for American values as protests against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Egypt and Libya. That is so wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin. So we'll start at the beginning. Yesterday-Tuesday September 11- according to this article in The Atlantic, tensions began flaring in Egypt about a little-seen film, apparently produced by an Israeli-American, promoted by [...]

Hurricanes & Quakes: A Blessing or God’s Way of Getting Politicians’ Attention

So far, no locusts. On behalf of Californians everywhere (I lived in LA for 14 years), I apologize to the east coast for all of those 5.8 earthquake jokes. And on behalf of hurricane veterans, I apologize for pooh-poohing a category 1/tropical storm. Seriously. You're all natural disaster veterans now too... I'm truly sorry for those who live in Eric Cantor's district, which was home to the epicenter of the quake and certainly got hit by some of Irene's ire.  Your congressman doesn't want any disaster relief aid for you, unless he can take it from your Medicare or Social Security [...]

Earthquakes and Hurricanes and Rick Perry, Oh My!

Natural disasters all.. or I guess we could consider Rick Perry an unnatural disaster!  The latest Gallup poll has Rick Perry jumping ahead of the GOP pack after one week of declared candidacy...  He's 12 points ahead of Romney in 2nd place.  The invisible-to-the-media Ron Paul is in third, with Michelle Bachmann a distant fourth. Strange times in which we're living, huh? As bad as the current crop of candidates offered by the Republicans might be, it's still a rough road ahead for President Obama's re-election.  He has some problems... We've talked about them at length, including on Monday's Randi [...]

Next Up: The Locusts!

For mid-week in August, with the President and Congress on vacation, it's a pretty damned busy news day. Yesterday, during the lull between my show here at Radio or Not, and my fill-in stint for Randi Rhodes, an earthquake hit, centered in Virginia and felt in 22 states - quite strongly in Washington DC and New York City! Having lived in Los Angeles for 14 years, I'm an earthquake veteran. Having lived through the big '94 Northridge quake, I can talk earthquakes with the best of them! I'm also a hurricane survivor.  Although I was living in LA at the [...]

Beware the Zealots!

Religious zealots will be the death of society.  I truly believe that, even more so after my conversation this morning with Rachel Tabachnick.  Rachel has long been researching and writing about the impact of the Religious Right on politics and, of late, has turned much of her attention toward the New Apostolic Reformation.  Much of her past work is found at Talk2Action.org, and she has recently begun amassing info about NAR at NARwatch.org. As she often writes about religious extremists and their impact on politics, I was happy to see that she has a piece in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz about [...]

On Oil Spills, Warfare, Websites and Wingnuts

I try to end each week with a break from the very serious subjects that often consume my shows and posts.  John Fugelsang joins me on Thursday mornings to help us laugh about some of the craziness we have to face each and every day. Today we didn't have a lot of laughs.  War hit very close to home this week.  Yesterday, we learned that photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed while covering the war in Libya.  And yes, it is a war. I only met Tim once, and it was via phone.  I had the pleasure of interviewing him last [...]

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