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. Don't panic - not tax day. That's Monday 18 April, because the IRS is closed today for a DC holiday called Emancipation Day, celebrating 16 April 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves Quick NewsDemocrats: Brooklyn brawlObama to Riyadh, London, BerlinNew Syria fighting threatens peace talksSandy Hook families can sue gun makerNorth Korea tries, fails missile launchNo prosecution: Trump campaign managerTrump [...]
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 NewsSCOTUS vacancy: Senators spar2016: Cruz fires spokesman2016: Dems' delegate debateSyria: Ceasefire?Kalamazoo: Suspect admits to killingsSandy Hook gun lawsuitDoJ wants to hack more iPhones SCOTUS Vacancy: Senators Spar (AP, Politico, Hill, Hill, Fox, me)• Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) took to the Senate floor Monday and said Republicans were making "an unprecedented attempt to hold hostage an entire branch of govt." "This [...]
Nicole was out today, so we heard her show from Dec 17, 2012 as she guest hosted the Randi Rhodes Show, dealing with the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that happened the previous Friday. Sadly, nothing has changed in the almost three years since.
This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It's re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer's shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane. This graphic shows the Mass Shooting/Killing incidents since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 through the time The Atlantic published it on Sept 16, 2013. At that time, we had just experienced [...]
We celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday this weekend. As I was flipping through the TV channels Saturday night while hearing the giggles coming from the gaggle of girls at the sleepover party in the other room, I happened upon CSPAN's live coverage of the NRA Annual meeting. I didn't linger on the channel long enough to hear the lies and misinformation from the speaker at the podium. But I did, for a moment, think about the 20 little ones, pictured above, who will never see 14, and realized how lucky I am to have a happy, healthy, living child. Last [...]
I've known Michelle Shocked for about 25 years. I first met her in 1988 when her label at the time put a bunch of radio people on a train from Los Angeles to San Diego and back for a performance to promote her first single, "If Love Was a Train" . It was probably four or five years later that I first interviewed her. I had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Shocked on the air a number of times throughout my radio career. One particularly wonderful, memorable appearance was from August of 1994 at the now defunct but [...]