Rachel Maddow / Bernie Sanders Interview


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Last month, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.

They discussed the large audiences he gets, grassroots volunteers, the opposition, VA hospitals, whether he can get Republican votes, and other issues.

Bernie Sanders ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester | msnbc


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In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken many theology classes, which deepened her faith.

According to the Seattle Times, she also worked as the beloved director of a church’s Sunday school program, and was known for her helpful offers to baby-sit, as well as the striking voice she put to use during worship services.

Then Ferguson happened. “My life really did change,” she said during an April panel discussion on the changing face of the civil-rights struggle.

Recently, Johnson and another member of Black Lives Matter disrupted the Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle.

In the video, MSNBC interviews Marissa Johnson.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/marissa-johnson-a-generation-of-activists-who-believe-in-disruption/

Are Republicans Arrogant?


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Ed Schultz is still alive on the web and radio (and he got a new backdrop for his show).

On Thursday’s show, Ed previewed the first Republican debate of the 2016 election cycle. He also posed the question: “are Republicans arrogant?”

However, he also had some good words for Donald Trump and Trump’s reported opposition to the Iraq war.

He talks with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner to discuss the debate and the Voting Rights Act. He discussed the latest on Keystone XL again with Jane Kleeb, Director of Bold Nebraska.

Richard Nephew, former member of the U.S. team that negotiated the Iran Nuclear Deal, joins the show to discuss President Obama’s speech at American University regarding the deal.

Kim Basinger Thinks Women Could Rule The World If They Just Stopped Having Sex

Kim Basinger

During an interview with Elle magazine, actress Kim Basinger reportedly talked about the steps women, especially actresses, should take if they want to rise up and rule the world.

Basinger:

“Women are important, and they have to be in the movies. So, what are you going to do? All we have to do is all hold our hands and stand up and say ‘No.’ We can stop having babies, we can stop having sex, everything. And then women will rule the world. We’d all hold hands and say, ‘No more.’ How about that? That’s it. Women would know their power.”

http://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/news/a28782/kim-basinger-celibacy-treaty/

Kim Basinger Sex Advice: Stop Having it!

An Interview David Letterman Would Like To ‘Do-Over’

David Letterman gave his first interview since departing from “The Late Show” to the Indianapolis Monthly newspaper and opened up about the one interview he wishes he could do over again, writes AOL.com.

The former late show host gave an exclusive interview to reporter and former college friend, Ron Pearson, and discussed his retirement.

When asked if any interview ever made him nervous, one interview in particular came to mind, states AOL.com.

“Warren Zevon was on years ago, and we all knew he was dying,” Letterman said. “I was at a loss because I couldn’t think of an entry point for a conversation with a dying man on a television show that’s supposed to be silly. ‘How are you doing? You look great!’ doesn’t exactly work. I was really dissatisfied with my part of that conversation. I was ill-equipped to connect with a friend who was going through something like that,” quotes Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Zevon was a frequent guest on Letterman and filled in nearly twenty times for bandleader Paul Shaffer. He died in September 2003, nearly a year after appearing on “The Late Show.”

In other news, Letterman claims he doesn’t know how to use a cellphone.

“It’s stunning what you find out about yourself when everything you’ve done for 33 years changes,” he said in the same interview.

It appears that the transition has been a bit rough. “As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone,” said Letterman. Luckily his two assistants are staying with him for now to handle the technology, states Vanity Fair.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/15/david-letterman-warren-zevon-bill-clinton

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/06/14/the-one-interview-david-letterman-wishes-he-could-do-over/21195656/

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/post-late-show-david-letterman-is-struggling-to-use-a-telephone

Fox News Interview Implosion? Host Stuart Varney Kicks Off Anti-Fracking Guest


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“The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a long-awaited draft report on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) which concluded that there is no evidence that fracking has ‘led to widespread, systemic impact on drinking water resources in the United States,’” writes lexology.com.

“A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing has found no evidence that the contentious technique of oil and gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday,” writes The New York Times.

“Nevertheless, the long-awaited draft report found that the techniques used in hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, do have the potential to contaminate drinking water.”

Recently, host Stewart Varney interviewed anti-fracking activist and producer of the documentary Gasland Josh Fox about the recent EPA report.

It always seemed like Fox doesn’t interview liberal guests very often, because the interviews boil down to chaos. Often, they choose to interview their own people – Fox News contributors, analysts, other hosts, etc.

What is FOIA?  FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act.  According to Wikipedia, it is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, and grants nine exemptions to the statute.  This amendment was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, and went into effect in 1967.  FOIA allows groups to petition the government to release certain information on an ethical basis.

The excitement begins around the 3:10 mark.

(Updated article)

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=498e9211-b7fd-4311-a6b6-eba00fc7a2bb

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/06/epas-draft-of-four-year-fracking-study-finds-no-inherent-water-risks/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/epa-hydraulic-fracking-water-supply-contamination.html