I must admit that I was all over the place today... somewhat wired and obviously getting a little nervous as Donald Trump will be inaugurated as our 45th president in three days. Someone please wake me, this must be a nightmare. GottaLaff joined in, as she does on Tuesdays, and she was almost as discombobulated as I was... But there was some good news that came down just after the show ended: President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence! And one of his victims is suing Donald Trump, so there's that...
Nicole Sandler gets an assist from Dylan Matthews and Vox.com to take a look at what's possible if Hillary Clinton is elected. Reach the entire article, "Hillary Clinton's quiet revolution" here! And vote!
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.Former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin testifies today behind closed doors before the House Benghazi committee A disgusting German hunter has paid nearly $40,000 to kill one of the the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. Safari guides and conservationists are outraged. The magnificent animal was believed to have been [...]
A busy Thursday show during which no apologies will be offered or accepted, but lots of opinions aired! Today's guests include Harvey J. Kaye on the 80th anniversary of Social Security and what the future holds for it and us; Dave Johnson on China's currency manipulation & what it has to do with the TPP; and Driftglass returns to discuss what happens when our two main media narratives collide.
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. News Now NSA phone data program expires But DoJ has workarounds... GOP senators rip Rand Paul Beau Biden dies: Outpouring of grief 2016ers news Taliban five: Travel ban extended Kerry breaks leg / Iran talks Police shootings: Numbers higher Social Security: Millions to Nazis United Airlines under fire: "Islamophobia" NSA [...]
It's going to be a busy Bernie week, his hair will be standing straight up by nightfall Wednesday. As the discussions of Authorizing the Use of Military Force in Congress bounce back and forth, Sanders tries to sue for peace when he gets a chance. He was also not having a whole lot of Netanyahu, refusing the R.S.V.P. early in a stand against John Bo(eh)ner's politico power-grabby move. The test of our progress... - Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt pic.twitter.com/Kzi2zn5K5K— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 16, 2015 The SAVE Act, signed into law by President Obama last week, meant a good deal [...]
When three people, including 8-year old Martin Richards-pictured above, are killed and upwards of 180 injured at a public sporting event, something is broken. When an injured marathon spectator is considered a "suspect" in the bombing because he's a Saudi national, something is broken. When Rupert Murdoch's propaganda outlets can spread hate and lies and call them "news", something is broken. When public figures tweet out "Kill the Muslims", something is broken. When American Airlines returns a plane to the gate at Logan because two passengers are speaking Arabic, something is broken. When poison laced envelopes are sent to members [...]
Mondays are always a bit difficult. But coming back to dealing with the ineptitude of our broken political system was doubly difficult after an amazing weekend of music. But deal we must, and who better to help navigate through the troubled waters than our favorite Congressman Alan Grayson? He led the charge from the House against President Obama's horrific budget proposal to cut Social Security benefits with chained CPI and higher rates for Medicare beneficiaries by writing a letter and helping to gather 2.3 million signatures on petitions, delivered to the White House last week. As for the Fools [...]
The ugly part of politics is the politics. "Oppo Research" is an ugly necessity for anyone in a campaign. You have to know who your opponent is, especially the ugly parts of their history. It's the ugliest part of the ugly side of politics, which is in itself, usually an ugly game. But not all candidates use the oppo research they gather in the same way. There are some unspoken "gentlemen's rules" - but it seems as if Mitch McConnell doesn't know or care. Mother Jones, the go-to magazine if you have a surreptitious recording to leak these days, [...]