1-5-15 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 Obama throws down gauntlet to GOP GOP Congress takes the reins GOP plans to block Obama agenda Silent protest of NYC mayor as officer laid to rest Boston Marathon bombing trial begins today Palin's PETA pout Huckabee quits Fox News: 2016 run? Afghan president: Maybe "reexamine" withdrawal [...]

Flashback Friday

What a week this has been! I can't say I'm sorry to see it end. This morning on the show, we flashed back to last week and to February 2000. Last week was easy. I flew to Detroit for Netroots Nations following a few days in Los Angeles for the American Federation of Teachers convention. Although I did live shows from Netroots on Thursday and Friday, I recorded a bunch of interviews on Saturday, some of which we heard earlier in the week. Today, we began with Mike Rogers of Raw Story and Netroots Connect, and a conversation about almost [...]

Gimme Some Truth

  I'm sick and tired of hearing things From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth Ive had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth -- John Lennon John Lennon's brilliant "Gimme Some Truth" should be required listening for all who aspire to elected office and all who purport to report the news. But because the lies come at us from every quarter and from those in position of power and authority so often, life often seems like a perpetual telling [...]

A Progressive Path

"The problems we set out to address will not be solved overnight but make no mistake, the people of this city have chosen a progressive path," -- NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio 11/5/14 Following the lead of the people of Los Angeles who elected a progressive Mayor in Eric Garcetti just six months ago, the people of New York handed Bill de Blasio a landslide. Knocking a giant hole in the media's contention that Democrats won't vote in a midterm or off-off year election, in race after race, not just the Democrats - but the PROGRESSIVE Democrats scored victories. From [...]

Laughter and Lust… and everything in between

We covered a lot of territory on the show this morning, but the overriding theme was laughter.  After the last few weeks, I thought we needed some "funny" to counter the angst. I promised another edition of Oy, FloriDUH.. so here it goes (note: there is nothing even remotely funny about any of these stories - but taken together, they show the absurdity of life in America's penis): #1 Police in Jacksonville arrest and reportedly assault a man for walking while black on the wrong side of the street. First Coast News obtained court papers which state that Wingate was walking [...]

The Caucus, The Guns and The News

Welcome to the first election day of 2012. Except it's not really an election, it's a caucus - held in Iowa - and it doesn't mean a damned thing. The Caucus:  My friend Kenneth Quinnell of the Florida Progressive Coalition wrote a great piece for Crooks & Liars - Iowa Caucus Preview - and he joined me to talk about it.  We also discussed some Florida issues - including next Tuesday's of the legislative session and the Awake the State rallies planned statewide that day.  Find the one closest to you and attend.  (I'll be speaking at the one in [...]

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