Show Notes for Friday, December 19, 2014

• Comedian and actor John Fugelsang calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT for a Christmas edition of “Fridays With Fugelsang”

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

• President Obama continues to grapple with the question of whether to formally accuse North Korea of hacking Sony, with a White House spokesman stopping short of directly blaming the North Koreans, but FBI sources say the trail points pretty clearly to the rogue regime’s involvement in some manner.

• Republican leaders in both the House and Senate oppose normalizing relations with Cuba. They oppose lifting the trade embargo and wants to block confirmation of whomever the president nominates as U.S. Ambassador.

• With a slight, scruffy beard and long, tousled hair, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court yesterday – the first time he’s been seen in public in a year and a half. He politely answered questions in his last pre-trial hearing before the case in January.

• The Dow Jones industrial average rose 412 points yesterday, its biggest surge in three years and its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve’s reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

Show Notes for Thursday, December 18, 2014

• Democratic Strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the thaw in American/Cuban relations • Syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the barbarism of torture • Health care reform expert Jacki Schechner calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

• Dean Obeidallah, columnist for “The Daily Beast”, calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the Torture Report in the Muslim world • Michael Tomasky, columnist for “The Daily Beast”, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren • More than 140…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s fight against big bank giveaways • 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…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Monday, December 15, 2014

• The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the lingering effects of the Senate’s torture report • Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about how the GOP is shortchanging veterans • Voice Deity Jim Ward joins us…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Friday, December 12, 2014

• Comedian and actor John Fugelsang calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT for another edition of “Fridays With Fugelsang” • Journalist May Lee joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for another edition of “Whore Fridays” • CIA director John Brennan says that the CIA obtained valuable…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Thursday, December 11, 2014

• Democratic strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the politics of the Senate Torture Report release • Dean Obeidallah of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about Bill Cosby’s accusers • Health care reform expert Jacki Schechner calls in at…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

• Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about whether the Dems should forget about The South • Actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Coffee With Carlos” • The Senate Intelligence Committee released…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about his big fight with the Far Right media • Bob Cesca of “The Daily Banter” calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Obama Economic Boom • Senate Democrats today will use some…Continue Reading

Show Notes for Monday, December 8, 2014

• The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about reactions to the Eric Garner choke hold decision • Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to tell us why it’s nothing but good news for President Obama • Voice Deity Jim…Continue Reading