After a look at what's news, we welcome Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC back to the show to talk politics. Today: who is less popular - Paul Ryan or Nancy Pelosi? Also, Primary Season Is Far More Important Than The DCCC Wants You To Think It Is
The Senate Republicans released their Obamacare repeal and replace bill today. You can read it here on Mother Jones' site, or on the Senate Budget Committee page. Heather "Digby" Parton joins in to talk about that and other news in our insane world. Find her at her Hullabaloo blog and at Salon.com.
Blue America's Howie Klein is my regular Thursday guest. Since he couldn't be with us today, I didn't want to wait a week to get his thoughts on the race to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. Although I'd never heard of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio before this week, he just threw his hat in the run to run.. And then there's the almost-humorous item about some members pushing the horrendous Joe Crowley to challenge her. Here's Howie's response: Crowley would be the worst possible solution to the Pelosi problem. Tim Ryan has no leadership characteristics [...]
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: Dim hopes for two-state solution Israel denies spying on U.S. Alpine jet crash: Searches resume IG: DHS official meddled in visa cases Pelosi defends bipartisan Medicare deal Three House GOP budget votes today Obama to slow Afghan withdrawal WH florist exit: Mystery & drama Obama: Dim [...]
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 Jerusalem synagogue attack: 4 killed Keystone Senate vote: 60 votes?? Immigration / Govt shutdown? Ferguson: state of emergency for Missouri U.S. reviewing how it handles taking of U.S. hostages Iran talks start today: deadline looms Democrats lash out at Pelosi Dems: Pelosi and leaders don't get it [...]
We haven't whipped out a Morning Boehner in a while, but there was a big one waiting for us today. Speaker Boehner yesterday led his crazy caucus on a Quixotic mission to sue the president to “to seek appropriate relief” for Obama’s failure to enforce a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would penalize businesses that do not offer basic health insurance to their employees. Neither Boehner, nor anyone else in House leadership would say that this lawsuit is not a step towards impeachment. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went there during her time on the floor before the vote. When I [...]
Every year, I dig back into the archives of all the audio I gathered for the show - and compile a year-end Rear View Year in Review. On today's show, we got through January and February... In hour two, as we do every Tuesday morning, I got together with GottaLaff of The Political Carnival to talk about some of the week's news... Forgive me for the brevity of today's post... all the details can be heard by listening to the show .... as I just realized that Chanukah begins tonight (I thought it was tomorrow), so off shopping I must [...]