Show Notes for for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the strange evolution of Rand Paul

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

Cesca2Bob Cesca of “The Daily Banter” calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about Mike Pence and the Indiana anti-gay law

• Under fire by critics of Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act and companies threatening to boycott the state, Governor Mike Pence published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last night defending the law, which he wrote “has been grossly misconstrued as a ‘license to discriminate.”‘

• Prosecutors in Germany say that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings plane had been treated by a psychotherapist because of previous suicidal tendencies. Prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said that they still do not know the motive of the crash and they have not found a suicide note.

• Officials say that Iran and six world powers are close to ending the latest round of nuclear talks with a statement that lacks specifics accompanied by documents outlining more detailed understandings.

• One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after two men dressed as women in an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Maryland.

Show Notes for Monday, March 30, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the uselessness of Indiana’s anti-gay law

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters For America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about how broad Indiana’s anti-gay law is

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

• Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said during an exclusive interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

• Germany’s leading newspaper, Die Welt, reported 27-year-old first officer Andreas Lubitz was suffering from a “psychosomatic” illness. The report said police found prescription medication in searches of Lubitz’s home. Police have also questioned Lubitz’ “female partner” this morning.

• Secretary of State John Kerry’s talks with Iran over its nuclear program are intensifying. The deadline for a preliminary deal is Tuesday, but with just 48 hours to go, negotiators say that the talks are at risk of failure unless Iran makes significant concessions.

• The Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win against Louisville yesterday.

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Show Notes for Friday, March 27, 2015

• Syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the GOP’s hate for Attorney General Eric Holder

Fugelsang2John Fugelsang, host of SiriusXM Insight 121’s “Tell Me Everything”, s in at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

• Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate on a near party line 52-46 vote early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

• Police and prosecutors searched the homes of Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, seizing several items as investigators hunted for clues about what triggered the tragedy. A German tabloid reported that Lubitz received psychiatric treatment for a “serious depressive episode” six years ago.

• Under fire over an alleged DUI incident, the Secret Service is strengthening its policies against staff drinking and driving. New regulations prohibit staff from driving government cars for 10 hours after consuming alcoholic beverages.

• At least 19 people were injured, four of them critically, when a gas explosion ripped through four buildings in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and fire officials said Thursday.

Show Notes for Thursday, March 26, 2015

• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about Ted Cruz’ ridiculous run for president

vanhollenRep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about how the GOP’s budget makes life harder for Americans

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

• The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed. He then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in.

• Iran’s foreign ministry called Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite Muslim rebels in Yemen a “dangerous step” Thursday, and said they would only worsen the crisis in the country. Iran provides support to Shiite militias fighting ISIS extremist groups in the region.

• American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced yesterday.

• The 228-199 roll call yesterday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

Show Notes for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dean Obeidallah of SiriusXM Insight 121 calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about racism when it comes to claims of terrorism

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

• Crews began a second day of searching on an Alpine mountainside where a German jetliner crashed without making a distress call Tuesday, apparently killing all 150 people on board. Authorities say the black box is damaged and must be reconstituted in the coming hours in order to be useable.

• Sen. Ted Cruz, arguably one of Washington’s most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, will be signing up for health insurance through the government program he despises so much. His wife is losing her employer’s insurance so he will be signing his family up through the online exchange.

• President Obama has agreed, at Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s request, to slow the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, leaving 9,800 in place through 2015.

• Lawmakers investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents drove drunk through an active bomb threat investigation at the White House hammered agency director Joe Clancy on Tuesday for his unwillingness to allow the agents working that night to testify.

Show Notes for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

515o9Dd3FVL• Ian Millhiser of The Center for American Progress calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about his new book, “Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted”

• Civil Rights Attorney Lisa Bloom calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Robert Durst case

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about Ted Cruz’ weird announcement for president

• 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 his handy guide to Ted Cruz

• Texas Sen. Ted Cruz believes that Jeb Bush, one of his likely opponents, will “shatter every fundraising record,” but he also said that “on the money side we are going to surprise a whole lot of people,” too.

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for what some are saying were offensive statements made about Arabs voting during the Israeli election.

• Angelina Jolie has revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed preventively a week ago due to a family history of ovarian cancer and her having a gene mutation that puts her at high risk for the disease.

Show Notes for Monday, March 23, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about Ted Cruz’ big announcement

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters For America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the media’s war on Hillary Clinton

sandersSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the GOP’s proposed budget

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

• Ted Cruz is running for president. The Texas GOP senator sent a tweet after midnight saying, “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” He will reprise his announcement this morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

• President Obama on Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him for his party’s success in the Israeli elections earlier this week. The two leaders agreed to “continue consultations” on a range of issues, including finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

• Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama is letting his personal issues with newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affect his decision-making and shared policy goals and that the president needs to get over his “temper tantrum” about Israel.

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Show Notes for Friday, March 13, 2015

Fugelsang2SiriusXM Insight 121 host John Fugelsang joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 9am ET / 8am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the 47 Senate Traitors and their letter

• Comedy duo Frangela joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

• Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the “damn punk” responsible for shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri early Thursday morning, saying the incident “turned my stomach.” “What happened last night was a pure ambush,” Holder said.

• President Obama personally knows both of the Secret Service agents currently under investigation for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing near the White House. And he’s “disappointed” with their conduct, sources close to the investigation says.

• Another chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is under fire for alleged racial slurs — this time in Seattle. University of Washington students are accusing fraternity members of offensive comments during a protest to raise awareness about racism last month.

• Americans are more likely than not to say it was inappropriate for GOP senators to send an open letter to Iranian leaders, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Show Notes for Thursday, March 12, 2015

SiriusXM Insight 121 host Dean Obeidallah calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the 47 Senate traitors who wrote to Iran

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

• Secretary of State John Kerry had harsh words for Republican senators over their letter to Iranian leaders with words of warning over any nuclear deal with the White House. “My reaction to the letter was utter disbelief,” Kerry said to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday morning.

• Two officers were shot outside the Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters early this morning as demonstrators gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, authorities said. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says he believes the officers were targeted.

• Two U.S. Secret Service agents are under investigation over allegations that they were under the influence of alcohol while driving a government vehicle near the White House and crashing it into a barrier, a Secret Service official confirmed.

• The board of trustees and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Kappa chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon apologized for a video of its members reciting a racist chant and blamed it on a “horrible cancer” that entered the fraternity a few years ago.

Show Notes for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Hillary’s email press conference yesterday

Alazraqui• Actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT for “Coffee With Carlos”

• Addressing the ongoing email controversy for the first time, Hillary Clinton said yesterday that she used a private account out of “convenience” and later went through a “thorough process” to deliver her work-related messages to the State Department.

• A day after releasing open letter organized by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) warning the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal reached with President Obama could expire as soon as he leaves office, Cotton appeared at an “Off the Record” event with a lobbying group for defense contractors.

• One of the University of Oklahoma students seen on video chanting racial slurs before a fraternity event issued an apology Tuesday evening, expressing regret and denying he is a racist. Parker Rice said he withdrew from OU on Monday.

• The Ferguson City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to remove City Manager John Shaw, following a scathing Justice Department report that already has led to a Missouri appeals court judge being tapped to overhaul the local court system.