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Show Notes for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alazraqui• Sexy Liberal Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Coffee With Carlos

• The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled by a 6-2 vote that Michigan voters had a right to ban affirmative action in their state via a ballot initiative. In a dissenting opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued that “the majority of Michigan voters changed the rules in the middle of the game, reconfiguring the existing political process in Michigan in a manner that burdened racial minorities.”

• As the crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of easing, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden promised support for Ukraine and stressed that the United States won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “Ukraine is and must remain one country,” he said in Kiev on Tuesday at a news conference.

• As officials leading the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet prepared to focus their efforts deeper into the Indian Ocean, it emerged Wednesday that possible debris from an airplane had been spotted on the southwest Australian coast — 1,000 miles from the center of the search area.

• As officials leading the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet prepared to focus their efforts deeper into the Indian Ocean, it emerged Wednesday that possible debris from an airplane had been spotted on the southwest Australian coast — 1,000 miles from the center of the search area.

STEPHS BLOG

Retired FBI agent on the pressure cooker and the victories of law enforcement

Stephanie Miller gets an inside look into the process of terror investigations from retired FBI agent Chris Kerr. He tells Stephanie that he’s surprised this kind of attack didn’t happen sooner after 9/11 and that it shows the “victories of various law enforcement agencies.” Stephanie asks if the pressure cooker implies anything. Kerr responds that it’s tempting to say it’s “a lone wolf or an unsophisticated group of people,” but a sophisticated group could have used this device to “throw investigators off the trail.”

http://current.com/shows/talking-liberally/videos/retired-fbi-agent-on-whats-next-for-boston/

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George Zimmerman, OJ Simpson, Obama’s Racial Optimism, and Bush Obama America – David J Dent

David J DentThere is a short letter to the editor in the Orlando Sentinel in which a Florida resident was devastated and shocked by the verdict. She wrote: “…the jurors were offered two paths to follow in coming to their decision regarding …guilt or innocence…the well-traveled path of racism and vengeance. It is a clearContinue ReadingContinue Reading