Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 10-30-2015

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Show Notes for Friday, October 30, 2015

Fugelsang2John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Insight 121, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

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

• The House on Thursday morning elected Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as the next speaker of the House. “I never thought I’d be speaker, but early in my life, I wanted to serve this House,” Ryan said in a speech from the floor. “We are wiping the slate clean.”

• The Senate passed a comprehensive budget deal early this morning that lifts the debt ceiling into March 2017 and spending levels for two years. It now heads to President Obama’s desk. On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed the legislation, 266-167.

• Hillary Clinton will roll out two proposals to reform the criminal justice system Friday in Atlanta, where she is set to launch “African Americans for Hillary” with two campaign events.

• Yesterday, in his first post-debate appearance, Jeb Bush maintained that his campaign is not on its last leg. “It’s not on life support,” he said of his campaign. “We have the most money, we have the greatest organization. We’re doing fine.”

Show Notes for Thursday, October 29, 2015

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to discuss last night’s GOP debate

• SiriusXM Insight 121 host Dean Obeidallah calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about last night’s contentious GOP debate

DupuyTina Dupuy, syndicated columnist and host of the upcoming podcast “Cultish”, calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to discuss last night’s GOP debate

• Republican presidential candidates tore into CNBC’s moderators at last night’s GOP debate, issuing the sharpest attacks on the mainstream media of the 2016 election cycle. Sen. Ted Cruz accused the moderators of trying to instigate a cage match.

• Although the four GOP presidential candidates in last night’s “undercard” debate are lagging behind 10 of their fellow GOP contenders in the race for the nomination, they largely skipped criticizing opponents in their own party. Instead, they went after Hillary Clinton.

• The Richland County South Carolina Sheriff yesterday fired the deputy seen on video violently arresting a high school girl in her math class Monday. An attorney for the deputy released a statement saying he believed that his client’s actions were justified and lawful.

Show Notes for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Shields• Actress and model Brooke Shields calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about her memoir, “There Was A Little Girl”

• Bob Cesca of “The Bob & Chez Show” and Salon.com calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Ben Carson’s horrifying Iowa surge

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

• Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday said that the process behind striking the budget deal between Congress and the White House “stinks.” “This is not the way to do the people’s business, and under new management, we are not going to do the people’s business this way.”

• Ben Carson has surpassed Donald Trump and now narrowly leads the Republican field in the race for the nomination in the latest national CBS News/New York Times Poll. Twenty-six percent of GOP primary voters back Carson, giving him a four-point edge over Trump.

• Jobs and the economy will be the focus of tonight’s “Your Money, Your Decision” GOP presidential debate hosted by CNBC. The candidates will likely be quizzed about their positions on a variety of issues, from taxes to trade.

• The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 in the 14th inning early this morning to claim the first game of the World Series.

Show Notes for Tuesday, October 27, 2015

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about what the gobshites are saying these days

ElviraElvira Mistress of the Dark calls in at 10:50am ET / 7:50am PT to talk about all of her Halloween activities this year

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

Kathleen Matthews calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about her campaign for Congress from Maryland

• Congressional leaders and the White House have reached a tentative agreement that would lift the debt ceiling through March 2017 and increase spending caps for the next two fiscal years, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

• Ben Carson now has a 14-point lead over Donald Trump among likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. Thirty-two percent said they back Carson compared to 18 percent for Trump.

• After 2,430 regular season games and 31 postseason playoff games, Major League Baseball’s 30 teams have been narrowed down to two: the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. They’ll meet in Game 1 of the World Series tonight in Kansas City.

Show Notes for Monday, October 26, 2015

The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about his thoughts regarding the Benghazi hearings

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AFTER LATELY — Pictured: Sarah Colonna — Photo/E! Entertainment
• Comedian Sarah Colonna calls in at 9:50am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about her new comedy special, “I Can’t Feel My Legs”

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about media coverage of the Benghazi hearings

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

• Vice President Joe Biden emphasized that family, not politics, loomed large in his decision not to pursue a third presidential run. In an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, he noted that the grief over the death of his son Beau earlier this year continues to affect him and his family.

• Ben Carson said he would “love” to see Roe v. Wade overturned during an interview on Meet the Press on Sunday. He opposes abortions for cases involving rape and incest but could make an exception to allow for the health and safety of the mother.

• News site Gawker reported witnesses said that GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie was kicked off an Amtrak train’s quiet car traveling to New York early Sunday morning for being loud and disruptive. The Christie campaign says he left the car voluntarily.

Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Videocast 10-23-2015

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Show Notes for Friday, October 23, 2015

John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Insight 121, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang”

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

• Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent 11 hours answering questions from the House Benghazi Committee Thursday. At one point, the hearing devolved into a yelling match between Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Democrats on the committee.

• Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, sent a letter to members of the House Republican Conference on Thursday evening declaring he is ready and willing to serve as Speaker of the House. In the letter, Ryan says together they can make the House a more open and inclusive body.

• President Obama vetoed the $612 billion 2016 defense policy bill Thursday afternoon on camera in the Oval Office. It was Obama’s fifth veto since taking office. The bill would have made it more difficult for Mr. Obama to fulfill his pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

• As the U.S. and Russia continue to disagree on how best to return stability to Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in Vienna today to discuss the deteriorating situation.

Show Notes for Thursday, October 22, 2015

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony today

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

• Vice President Joe Biden has decided to forgo a 2016 presidential bid, he announced Wednesday. “I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign,” the vice president said from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President Obama by his side.

• Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Capitol Hill at 10am ET today to testify about the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. This will be the second time Clinton goes to the hill to field lawmakers’ questions about that night.

• Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is now a step closer to trading the job he has and loves for one he had never sought — that of speaker of the House. Members of the Far Right Freedom Caucus now say that Ryan now clearly has at least the 218 votes from the Republican conference he needs to become speaker.

• The Chicago Cubs lost to the New York Mets by a score of 8 to 3 last night at Wrigley Field and were swept 4-0 out of the National League Championship Series. The Mets now go on to the World Series for the 5th time.

Show Notes for Wednesday, October 20, 2015

Cesca2Bob Cesca of “The Bob & Chez Show” podcast and Salon.com calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Benghazi witch hunt farce

• Paul Ryan told House Republicans Tuesday night that if some conditions were met, he would “gladly serve” as Speaker, even though, as he told reporters later, “This is not a job I ever wanted or sought. I’m in the job I wanted here in Congress.”

• Speaking yesterday at a forum honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale, Biden said he privately advised the president to go forward with the 2011 Osama Bin Laden raid, a decision he previously has said he opposed.

• Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday that he is dropping his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and will consider running as an independent in the coming weeks. He said his views are “not compatible” with the power structure and nominating base of the Democratic Party.

• A group of conservative House GOPers yesterday unveiled a proposal to raise the debt limit through March 2017 that also calls for mandatory spending cuts. The Republican Study Committee’s “Terms of Credit Act” would raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1.5 trillion through March 2017.

Show Notes for Tuesday, October 20, 2015

IvankovichDr. Dan Ivankovich of OnePatient Global Health Initiative calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about his CNN Heroes nomination

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about whether Joe Biden should enter the race

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

• Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has indicated that he will give “a major speech in the not-too-distant future” to explain what it means to be a democratic socialist, as he defines himself.

• Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s appearance before the Select Committee on Benghazi later this week, House Democrats released a report Monday concluding that interviews conducted by the panel discredit GOP claims about Clinton’s actions during the 2012 attacks.

• With little luck in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination so far, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is considering an independent bid in 2016, his campaign said Monday.

• Canadian voters emphatically reclaimed their country’s liberal identity, putting Justin Trudeau in the prime minister’s office, and ending 10 years of leadership by Stephen Harper, whose dream was to recast Canada as a more conservative country.

Show Notes for Monday, October 19, 2015

rudepundit2The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about how Bernie and Hillary supporters are behaving toward each other

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the media’s love for the Benghazi committee

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

• Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday that he supports President Obama’s decision to keep troops in Afghanistan, prolonging the war beyond 2016. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton also said Friday that she thought Obama had made “the right decision.”

• On Sunday, Donald Trump continued to hammer former Jeb Bush for repeatedly saying that his brother George W. Bush “kept us safe” despite 9/11 happening on his watch. Others have pointed out that wars and the response to Hurricane Katrina, also did not keep the country safe.

• House Republicans return to Washington this week to confront a nearly unprecedented leadership crisis, looming budget deadlines and a deeply uncertain future. Attention is focused on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) who is under pressure from party leaders to run for House speaker.