Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 02-27-2015

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Show Notes for Friday, February 27, 2015

SiriusXM Insight 121 host John Fugelsang calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT for “Fridays With Fuelsang”

Goldwater• Filmmaker CC Goldwater joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• House Republicans sounded a retreat from a battle that could partially shut down the Homeland Security Department, agreeing to vote today for three weeks of funding for the agency while leaving in place Mr. Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.

• CPAC, the largest gathering of conservatives all year brought the GOP A-list to Washington a full 21 months before the next presidential election. Among them were many likely Republican presidential hopefuls making their cases and illustrating their targets.

• The knife-wielding masked ISIS militant seen in a number of beheading videos and dubbed “Jihadi John” has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a London man with a college degree, a U.S. intelligence official confirmed yesterday.

• The Federal Communications Committee voted Thursday to enact Net Neutrality. The ruling will enable the FCC to enforce new rules that would prevent Internet service providers from manipulating how quickly or slowly sites are transmitted along their networks, a huge win for net freedom.

Show Notes for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frisch 2013• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the awful things Rudy Giuliani has said about the president

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

• Three NYC residents were charged yesterday with providing material support to ISIS. Officials allege they devised a plan to travel to Turkey and then to Syria for the purpose of waging jihad. If they were not successful in joining ISIS, they allegedly planned to carry out terrorism in the U.S.

• House and Senate GOPers remain at odds over how to fund the Department of Homeland Security. With just 2 days left before funding for DHS runs out, there is still great uncertainty about whether and how lawmakers can get a bill to Obama’s desk in time to avoid a partial shuttering of the department.

• President Barack Obama urged immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief, professing confidence Wednesday that his deportation directives won’t be thrown out in court.

• Up to eight inches of snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week. Relief in the form of higher temperatures is expected today.

Show Notes for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ObeidallahSiriusXM Insight 121 host Dean Obeidallah calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about how Muslims can define themselves for peace

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

• Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty Tuesday night for the murders of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield. A jury in Texas, convicted Routh of capital murder for shooting and killing Kyle and Littlefield at a shooting range in February 2013.

• President Obama has vetoed a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, putting a freeze on a top GOP priority – at least for now.

• With three days left until funding for the Department of Homeland Security is set to expire, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is prepared to hold a vote on a clean bill to fund the department through the end of the fiscal year without any immigration provisions attached.

• Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday’s municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff because it forces him into a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

Videocast 02-24-2015

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Show Notes for Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pierce2• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about this year’s political Oscars

• Podcaster Jody Hamilton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Total Trollop Tuesdays

Bob Cesca of The Daily Banter calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about MSNBC’s image as a Liberal network

• Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he is changing tactics in an attempt to break a stalemate with Democrats ahead of Friday’s deadline when the Department of Homeland Security will run out of money. He now wants to separate immigration from the DHS funding matter.

• President Obama warned governors on Monday that a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would economically have a “direct impact” on their states. “These are folks that, if they don’t have a paycheck, are not going to be able to spend that money in your states,” he warned.

• Bill O’Reilly has threatened The New York Times over its coverage of his Falklands War controversy. O’Reilly said to a reporter who asked him for comment, “I am coming after you with everything I have…You can take it as a threat.”

• Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he had served in the military’s special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran last month.

Show Notes for Monday, February 23, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about Rudy Giuliani and President Obama’s love for America

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the GOP’s strange obsessions about President Obama

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

• The Mall of America in Minnesota, one of the largest malls in the United States, has heightened security after a video claiming to be posted online by a al-Shabab, a Somali militant group affiliated with al Qaeda, called for attacks against the mall.

• Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments on President Obama’s patriotism are “not helpful” and “unfortunate.”

• Eric Engberg, a retired CBS correspondent who was working with O’Reilly in Buenos at the time of the Falklands War, accused the Fox News host yesterday of embellishing his war reporting experience in Buenos Aires. He says the scene there was less dangerous than O’Reilly lets on.

• “Birdman” won Best Picture at last night’s 87th annual Oscars ceremony. Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his role of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” and Julianne Moore won for her role as a professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice”.

Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 02-20-2015

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Show Notes for Thursday, February 19, 2015

• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about continuing inequality in marriage equality states

Dean Obeidallah of SiriusXM Insight 121 calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the existence of Christian terrorists

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

Kirkman• Comedian Jen Kirkman joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• President Obama offered an extended defense of his approach to countering violent extremism yesterday, saying those who’ve criticized his reluctance to single out the threat specifically posed by Muslim terrorists are in danger of offering extremists the kind of legitimacy they crave.

• “I am my own man,” Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and potential presidential candidate, said yesterday in a speech designed to both introduce the world to his thoughts on foreign policy and differentiate himself from his father and his brother.

• Candles lit up the plaza of the Prescott, Arizona courthouse Wednesday as hundreds gathered to honor the American woman pictured before them who was taken hostage by Islamic State militants. Kayla Mueller’s death earlier this month had been confirmed by her family and U.S. officials.

Show Notes for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Jeb Bush’s eternal connection to George W. Bush

frangela2Frangela joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Humpdays With Frangela

• U.S. intelligence officials are analyzing facial features, accent, and speech patterns of the masked man who spoke in the recent ISIS beheading video to determine who he is, and if he could be one of ISIS’s American recruits, according to a senior U.S. official.

• President Barack Obama said Tuesday the law and history are on his side and he expects to prevail in the legal fight over his use of executive action to give millions of immigrants relief from deportation.

• More than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Obama’s law this year, the White House announced Tuesday evening. The final number could grow because of a grace period for people who started applications before Sunday’s official deadline.

• Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for a meeting at her D.C. home in December, the New York Times has reported. The meeting was described as “cordial and productive” but there was no request for an endorsement.

Show Notes for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the GOP’s poor education credentials

Hamilton• Podcaster Jody Hamilton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Total Trollop Tuesdays

Bob Cesca of “The Daily Banter” calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the GOP’s new anti-gay Jim Crow laws

• A federal judge in Texas ruled a temporary halt on President Obama’s executive action on immigration Monday, agreeing with Texas and 25 other states in a lawsuit aimed at blocking the directive. The ruling suspends Obama’s orders, which includes the expansion of the DREAM Act.

• On the heels of bombing ISIS targets in Libya, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called on the United Nations to mandate a resolution to provide assistance in Libya during an interview with a French radio station today.

• A train transporting more than 100 tankers of crude oil across West Virginia derailed and exploded during a snowstorm about 30 miles southeast of Charleston last night. 14 to 17 tank cars were on fire, with one car sliding into a river and another hitting a house and bursting into flames.

• Court officials said a man accused of fatally shooting three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., was indicted on three counts of murder yesterday.

Show Notes for Monday, February 16, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about why the state of Alabama sucks

Media MattersEric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the cratering GOP field for 2016

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

• Egypt has launched airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video purporting to show the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks.

• Danish police say that they have arrested two men suspected of helping the gunman who carried out two shooting attacks over the weekend in Copenhagen. The gunman was killed in a gun battle with a SWAT team early Sunday.

• In a funding spat that could shut down the Department of Homeland Security, House GOP-ers don’t appear to be backing down. When asked if he was “prepared” for the DHS to run out of financing, House Speaker John Boehner responded: “Certainly. The House has acted. We’ve done our job.”

• Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend. The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, setting Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day weekend records.

Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 02-13-2015

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