10-28-16 What’s News? Showdown Edition

On today's What's News?, Nicole Sandler looks at the horrible treatment of the peaceful protesters of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation over the Dakota Access Pipeline, vs the acquittal of the Bundy gang who took over a wildlife sanctuary in Oregon earlier this year while armed and openly threatening federal agents. Opposite World it is.

2-12-16 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 NewsDem debate: Polite - but pointedClinton scores major black endorsementGOPers embrace the chaosOregon standoff ends: Last militant surrendersCliven Bundy due in court todayUS & Russia: Aid plan for SyriaZika virus: Latest Democratic Debate: Polite - But Pointed (NYT, Politico, Politico, me)• In perhaps their sharpest exchange in Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Bernie Sanders attacked Hillary Clinton for praising Henry Kissinger - [...]

1-6-16 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 NewsNorth Korea claim: First H-bomb testTearful Obama calls for new gun actionsGOP attacks Obama for gun actionsMid East tensions: Kerry reaches outTrump goes birther on CruzSanders on banks: "Greed is not good"Armed group in Oregon: Land to locals North Korea Claim: First H-Bomb Test (Reuters, NYT, AP, FT, me)• North Korea declared on Tuesday that it had detonated its first hydrogen bomb, [...]

10-2-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Enough!

We end the week with the news of another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, leaving 9 victims and the shooter dead. Nicole speaks with Congressional candidate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, running for Donna Edwards' seat. As Blue America is giving away a Steely Dan platinum award to a random donor to her campaign, today we feature a Steely Dan treat for Flashback Friday - the raw interview between Nicole, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker for the world premiere of Two Against Nature. Time to soothe the savage beast, indeed.

10-2-15 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.Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin will impact 65 million people and areas from South Carolina to Massachusetts, even though the storm is unlikely to make landfall in the US (Accuweather)  Vatican: Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis not a form of support for her position  News NowOregon shooting at Umpqua college kills [...]

Where’s the 2016 Cannabis Animus?

  No campaign cycle Reaganesque Drug War dra-ma on this season of The Apprentice: Oval Office? It's as if none o' the Rethugs can be bothered to give MJ legalization the time or Faux Fvxed Up outrage it deserves! Pitiful effort. A couple dozen +/_ GOP candidates and not a one of them gives an audible damn about bashing the Demon Weed this election cycle?? Is that scaffolding over the dome right now truly just one giant MJ vaping filtration system Congress stealth-ordered way ahead of the District managing to lift 78 years of pot prohibition on itself?   All [...]

The Weed Scene: Going Green in 2014

It's a peculiar hypothetical, but how illuminating it would be to have a close friend come out of a coma that he'd been in since 2004 ... November 2014 rolls around, and he awakes to a country he barely recognizes. There's a confusingly unpopular but otherwise impressive black man in the White House, more than half the states in the country have legalized gay marriage and for a capper(?) -- two states have already legalized and taxed weed, and Holy Willie Nelson, more states have medical and recreational marijuana in mind and on the midterm ballot. That news almost makes [...]

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