5-24-16 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 NewsTrump suggests Clintons - - rape & murderClinton won't debate: Sanders slamsObama pushes for better rights in VietnamTSA security chief forced outSCOTUS: Race and juriesFreddie Gray case: Officer acquittedImpeachment hearing: IRS chief won't testify Trump Suggests Clintons: - - Rape & Murder (WaPo, Daily Beast, me)• Donald Trump is reviving some of the ugliest political chapters of the 1990s with escalating personal attacks [...]

5-13-16 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 NewsRyan-Trump make nice-ishWH: Transgender access in schoolsTrump's butler: Kill Obama; Secret Service: On itTrump's butler: Facebook posts - explicitObama admin plans deportation raidsTSA under fire on the HillJudge sides with GOP against Obamacare9/11 28 pages: Drip drip drip Ryan-Trump Make Nice-ish (AP, NYT, Politico, Reuters, me)• Straining to mend their party after months of chaos, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) and Donald Trump [...]

6-9-15 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.   News Now Obama: SCOTUS shouldn't have done Obamacare Obama: U.S. lacks "complete strategy" for training Iraqis Texas pool party: Protest Tamir Rice case to judge Judge: Free last Angola 3 member TSA: Another massive fail Boston "knife" terror suspect video released New York escaped killers: Questions Unions push to [...]

6-3-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Secrets and Lies

Nicole shares some audio from Jason Leopold's testimony at yesterday's House Oversight hearing on FOIA. He made us proud! Dave Johnson returns with an update on the Fast Track votes in Congress. And Deborah Newell Tornell joins in for another edition of "Oy FloriDUH!"

6-2-15 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. News Now Spying reforms: Bump in road TSA acting chief out after failures SCOTUS: For Muslim woman in headscarf case SCOTUS: Facebook rants not criminal Iran: Nuclear stockpile grows Lindsey Graham: Radical Islam "running wild" Mystery surrounds Hastert case "Call me Caitlyn" Spying Reforms Hit Bump in Road (Politico, NYT, [...]

The Plight of the Pre-Old

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120822_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I am of the Pre-Old group.  We poor, unfortunate sots who are currently just under 55 who will be screwed (and not in a good way) if Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have their way. Yes, they'd preserve Medicare benefits for our current seniors (or so they say), but those of us under that magical 55-year old mark will have "more choices".  (If you believe that I have some lovely swampland for sale just a few miles west of where I sit right now.) As much as the GOP [...]

It’s an Upside Down World

I've been singing this song for a while now.  In GOP land, up is down, in is out, and right is truly wrong. Unfortunately, the Democrats in power aren't helping very much to make sense of it either. Yesterday, in advance of a sit-down with Republican party leaders, President Obama gave them something they've been wanting without asking for anything in return.  Seriously.  He just offered up no pay raises for most of the 2 million people who work for the federal government... Yes, middle class workers taking the hit again! In case you were wondering, the freeze doesn't affect [...]

Giving Thanks

Ten years ago today, I arrived at the orphanage in Karakastek, Kazakhstan for the last time.  I had been there a number of times in the days before, meeting and bonding with the child who would become my daughter.  On this day, she'd leave with me, to be with me forever.  Ten years ago yesterday, I stood before a judge in Kazakhstan who granted my petition for adoption.  We  call this our "forever day."  (In case you're wondering, Sandy was my first baby... of the four legged-variety.  But that's a story for another day!) I had meant to re-post the [...]

The Reality of War

Yesterday, David Swanson told us that War is a Lie. Today, we see the sad truth that comes out of those lies. Restrepo, the Grand Jury Prize winner for Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a feature-length film by photojournalist Tim Hetheringon and journalist/author Sebastian Junger that chronicles the deployment of US troops stationed at one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan.  It'll premiere Monday night (11/29) at 9pm ET on the National Geographic channel. Tim Hetherington will be my guest this morning to talk about this new, unvarnished look at the realities of war. In hour [...]

War Is A Lie and New Fools Head for the Hill!

It's Monday... so we'll visit with Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars as we do every Monday morning for our "Fools on the Hill" segment, recapping the Sunday talking head shows.  And yes, we have a whole crop of new and bigger fools heading for the Hill...and we'll hear from at least one of them today. In the first hour, I'll be joined by my favorite activist, David Swanson, whose new book, War Is A Lie, hits stores today. This weekend, I participated in a voiceover workshop... and one of the exercises was to write and deliver a rant, in [...]

Nicole Sandler Show on TuneIn

The Nicole Sandler Show is live Tue-Fri afternoons, 3-4 ET/ 12-1 PT.