4-15-16 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. 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 [...]

2-23-16 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 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 [...]

Travel Advisory: The United States Is Not Safe (4-29-14)

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 [...]

How Many Deaths Will It Take Till We Know That Too Many People Have Died?

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 [...]

Shocked!

  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 [...]

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