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“It was so frustrating not to have an outlet”: Post-”Tell Me More,” Michel Martin talks Ferguson

Now that "Tell Me More" is off the air, Martin continues the dialogue with a series of live shows for NPR

Humoring the Headlines (Guest Voice)

Humoring the Headlines by Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO– Chairman of the joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey testified to the Senate on Tuesday, Sept. 16, that he couldn’t rule out dispatching boots on the ground to Iraq if circumstances warranted. President Obama continues to insist that he will never reintroduce boots on the ground there. Technically, [...]

Late Night Open Thread: Popular Enough Culture

If George R.R. Martin really wants to help Democrats, he could threaten to kill Tyrion if the GOP takes the Senate… http://t.co/56KvtpnBlx — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) September 18, 2014 From the Vox article: On Wednesday night, the reelection...Show More Summary

How Two Senators Survived a Week on Deserted Island

Building a fire on a deserted island and negotiating legislation in the Senate have more in common than one might think, say Senators Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D., N.M.), who paired up to create “Rival Survival,” a reality show about two Senators living on an empty island for six days and six nights.

Part One: As US Talks About Developing an Int'l Coalition; ISIS Deploys One To Battlefield

Even before Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee that limited use of US ground forces could prove necessary in the US lead fight against ISIS terrorist forces in Iraq and Syria,...Show More Summary

Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Government

Disgraced former Israel-Palestine negotiator Martin Indyk, who served in his position just prior to the outbreak of a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, reportedly has cashed a $14.8 million dollar check from the government of Qatar recently. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Hosts Fundraiser For Senate Democrats

As wealthy families struggle for control of the United States Senate, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has aligned himself with the Udall family. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) has announced an event featuring Martin and “a discussion on New Mexico issues and politics” in support of his reelection campaign. Show More Summary

Former Immigration Worker Sentenced for Stealing, Selling Gov't Immigration Forms to Aid Illegals

A former immigration worker is now facing prison time for stealing and selling hundreds of blank immigration documents that allowed illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. Martin Trejo, a former contract employee for the U.S.Show More Summary

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

We’ve seen this dreaded movie before. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before a Senate committee on Tuesday and said that, under certain circumstances, he might recommend that President Obama send U.S. ground forces to help fight ISIS, the terrorist group known as Islamic State.

White House: Obama Will Not Consider Combat Troops On The Ground

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pushed back against the notion that President Obama was prepared to consider a plan to send ground troops into combat. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey explained yesterday that Obama asked him to “come back to him on a case-by-case basis” on the use of ground troops. Show More Summary

Video Distraction: June Cleaver Learns Racial Profiling

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Video courtesy Lester & Charlie

Ground Troops Against ISIS: Not Why, But To What End?

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]

War of Words: U.S. Ground Troops Needed to Beat ISIS?

America's top military officer, Gen. Martin Dempsey, raised the prospect that limited U.S. ground forces would be needed to battle Islamic State militants if fighting in Iraq grows more difficult. The comments Tuesday set off a flurry of reactions.

Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq

At a congressional hearing today, General Martin Dempsey would not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” he said.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Martin Amis sets his novel in a Nazi concentration camp and his European publishers reject it.

The don't get the Englishman's humor or they think he might be construed as sympathetic to the Nazis or they're squeamish and scared or... it's just not that good.In France, the storied house Gallimard declined to publish the novel because “it wasn’t very convincing,” said Marie-Pierre Gracedieu....Mr. Show More Summary

Fox News Doubles Airtime For GOP Senators During Hearing On Islamic State Threat

Fox News' live coverage of the Senate Armed Services hearing on U.S. strategy against the Islamic State repeatedly cut away when Senate Democrats held the floor. On September 16, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. Show More Summary

Dempsey: Open to US Combat Forces on the Ground 'If Circumstances Evolve'

Tuesday testifying at a hearing on the ISIS strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said that if circumstances on the ground warranted it he would recommend U.S. combat boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be required to fight ISIS

Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey says no ground troops o fight Iraq except maybe on a "case-by-case" basis. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Martin Dempsey said that while President Obama has ruled out...Show More Summary

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