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Show Notes for Friday, August 29, 2014

Dupuy• Syndicated Columnist Tina Dupuy calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about LGBT civil rights around the world

• Journalist May Lee joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• President Obama admitted that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria. When the president was asked if he would seek Congressional approval for U.S. attacks on ISIS targets in Syria, he responded, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”

• Ukraine’s president today declared that a “Russian invasion” of his country was underway and the United Nations’ Security Council called an emergency session to discuss the latest crisis involving allegations of Russia’s overt support for Ukrainian rebels.

• Hillary Clinton, speaking in San Francisco yesterday, addressed the situation in Ferguson, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial inequalities that she said still persist in the American justice system.

• Joan Rivers is “resting comfortably” after she was hospitalized Thursday, her daughter said. “I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement released by Mount Sinai Hospital. “She is with our family.”