Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 01-30-2015

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Show Notes for Friday, January 30, 2015

Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about why we’re stuck with Saudi Arabia

BassSiriusXM OutQ host Lance Bass calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about his E! special, “Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding”

SiriusXM Insight 121 host John Fugelsang calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

• The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

• Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the latest Republican to formally announce he is considering a presidential bid with the launch of a political action committee (PAC) called Security Through Strength.

• Hip hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight plowed a truck into a group of people in Compton, California, on Thursday, killing one man in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run, Knight’s lawyer and law enforcement officials say. The attorney called it an accident.

• The New England Patriots will face the Seattle Seahawks in the 49th annual Super Bowl this Sunday, February 1, 2015. The game will be played in Glendale, AZ and kickoff is at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT and will be shown on NBC (and can be heard on SiriusXM).

Show Notes for Thursday, January 29, 2015

• Democratic Strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the House GOP’s stumbles right out of the box

Schechner• Health Care Reform Expert Jacki Schechner calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT for “Jacki’s Healthcare Corner”

• Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch yesterday defended the legality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but sought to win approval from Congressional Republicans by pledging to rebuild the rocky relationship between the Justice Department and the GOP.

• Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by ISIS militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.

• House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday confirmed House Republicans are filing a lawsuit against Obama’s executive action delaying deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally.

• Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Show Notes for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SiriusXM Insight 121 host Dean Obeidallah calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Bobby Jindal’s associations with a hate group

Alazraqui• Actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Coffee With Carlos”

• New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging in bitter cold out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

• President Obama flew to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and paid respects to the Saudi royal family after the death of King Abdullah. The president held his first formal meeting with the new king, Salman, and discussed Middle East security issues.

• The major components of Obamacare through the end of the decade are projected to be 20 percent cheaper than first estimated, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

• Democrats on Tuesday accused a Republican lawmaker of hiding witnesses from members of a special panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

• U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, will be charged with desertion.

Show Notes for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the end of “Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods”

• Podcaster Jody Hamilton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

Cesca2Bob Cesca of “The Daily Banter” calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about Sarah Palin’s rambling speech in Iowa

• Mass transit systems were shut down from New York City to Boston, roads were ordered closed to traffic in all or parts of five states, and airlines canceled thousands of flights as heavy bands of a massive blizzard took aim at the Northeast.

• On his final day in India, President Obama declared U.S. relations with the world’s largest democracy “one of the defining partnerships of this century,” while nudging his Indian counterpart, Narenda Modi, to pursue greater economic equality, women’s rights, and religious tolerance.

• New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

• Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016’s elections.

Show Notes for Monday, January 26, 2015

rudepundit2The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to tell us what “American Sniper” is actually trying to say

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the pathetic GOP field for president

Voice Deity Jim Ward joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Maximum Mookage Mondays

• A summit in Iowa this weekend served as the unofficial kickoff to the 2016 race. Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Chris Christie all spoke in the state that holds the first nominating contest, although there were some notable absences, especially Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Bobby Jindal.

• President Obama this morning took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities.

• Residents of the Northeast are girding for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow or even three feet in some places from today through tomorrow.

• “Birdman” took flight at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, winning the night’s top prize for outstanding ensemble in a motion picture.

Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 01-23-2015

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Show Notes for Friday, January 23, 2015

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the Congressional reaction to the State of the Union address

Dupuy• Syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about GOPers pretending to run for president to rake in the cash

John Fugelsang, host of SiriusXM Insight 121’s “Tell Me Everything” calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

• Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell took aim at some of President Obama’s State of the Union ideas. The president said he’d like to raise taxes on the wealthy, make community college free and increase the federal minimum wage — all bad ideas, said Boehner and McConnell.

• The GOP-controlled House passed legislation yesterday banning all taxpayer money for abortions. But that bill was a backup, after another proposal to ban so-called “late -term” abortions was suddenly yanked the late Wednesday night because of blow back from moderate Republicans.

• As the NFL investigates whether the New England Patriots illegally deflated footballs in Sunday’s AFC championship, coach Bill Belichick says he had no knowledge of it happening. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the balls were “perfect” before the game.

Show Notes for Thursday, January 22, 2014

• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the aftermath of the State of the Union address

Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about what’s next after the State of the Union

• Health care reform expert Jacki Schechner calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT for “Jacki’s Healthcare Corner”

Arnold• Actress and activist Tichina Arnold joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to tell us about the WE WIN Foundation to fight Lupus

• A day after presenting a decisively liberal agenda to the GOP-led Congress in his State of the Union address, President Obama argued that Republicans “can’t just say no” to his plans. If they disagree, he continued, “they should put forward some alternative proposals.”

• The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame.

• In an embarrassing setback, House Republicans abruptly decided Wednesday to drop planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and other lawmakers left them short of votes.

Show Notes for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SiriusXM Insight 121 host Dean Obeidallah calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about last night’s “State Of The Union” address

olson_ted20• Attorney Ted Olson calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Supreme Court taking up Marriage Equality this Spring

• Comedian and actor Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Coffee With Carlos”

• In his sixth State of the Union address — the second to last of his presidency — President Obama declared an economic resurgence, telling Americans, “the shadow of crisis has passed.” Obama made middle class tax cuts a centerpiece of his annual address to the nation.

• In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), representing the new Republican majority, promised to make Congress more productive — and even, in some cases, to work with Mr. Obama.

• The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing, after a report Tuesday night claiming the league found 11 of 12 balls were under-inflated.

Show Notes for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pierce2• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about Romney’s chances in 2016

• Podcaster Jody Hamilton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

Bob Cesca of “The Daily Banter” calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about terrorism and free speech

• President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address tonight, and there’ll be few surprises, if any. The White House has steadily rolled out ideas ahead of the President’s speech. The plans include a tax hike for the rich that would pay for the president’s spending plans.

• ISIS threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan’s premier during his visit to the Middle East. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save the men, saying: “Their lives are the top priority.”

• A new report from Oxfam estimates that the richest 1% will have as much wealth as the other 99% combined by next year. The report comes a day before President Obama is expected to unveil proposals that close tax breaks on the wealthy.

• According to a new NBC / WSJ poll, just 27 percent of Americans now offer a positive rating for Romney, the Republican party’s nominee in 2012, compared to 40 percent who give him negative marks.

Show Notes for Monday, January 19, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about SCOTUS and marriage equality

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Mitt Romney’s run for president

jim_wardVoice Deity Jim Ward joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Maximum Mookage Mondays

• Senior White House officials say President Obama will use his state of the union tomorrow to float several new economic ideas, including tax hikes on capital gains and wealthy inheritances, and new fees on the largest financial firms to pay for more middle class-friendly tax credits and cuts.

• Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acknowledged Friday that he is once again considering running for the Republican presidential nomination, declaring that the country is in worse shape on both the domestic and foreign fronts since President Obama took office.

• Shots were fired from a car passing by Vice President Joe Biden’s house in Wilmington, DE Saturday night while Biden and his wife were out, but federal sources said today there is no clear indication the vice president’s home was targeted.

• The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks won the AFC and NFC championships yesterday and will meet in the Super Bowl on February 1st in Glendale, AZ.

Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 01-16-2015

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