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Show Notes for Friday, April 18, 2014

• Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT for another edition of “Fridays With Fugelsang”

michaelmcdonald• Actor and comedian Michael McDonald joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to tell us where he can be seen this weekend

• About 8 million Americans signed up for private insurance on the new Obamacare marketplaces, President Obama announced Thursday. “This thing is working,” Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room, scolding the Republican Party for keeping up its call to repeal the law.

• President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to deescalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn’t make good on its commitments.

• An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers. Authorities said the vessel has scanned a total of 42.5 square miles without making any “contacts of interest.”

• Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child. The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women’s event in New York.

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/

GUEST BLOG

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