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Immigration, Financial, and Climate Reform: The Rock-Paper-Scissors of Politics

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we are joined by our special guest host for the month of May, Megan Carpentier, who will be filling in for Maegan Ca...

Got Trust? No Way, Say American People.

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Who do you trust? If you're the American people, apparently the answer is: "no one." On today's Wilshire & Washington, we tackle the new Pew Research ...

Will Private Fortunes & Incumbents Be Big Winners In Midterms?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

On today's Wilshire & Washington, we discuss the Helen Thomas resignation, as well as the politics of the BP oil spill and how Hollywood might help. B...

How Close Is Too Close for Sarah Palin & Joe McGinniss?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

How far is too far for a journalist doing investigative reporting about a public figure like Sarah Palin> He's writing a book about her, so why not? But what information can he really gather by moving next door to a hostile subject?

Covering the Prop 8 Trial: Can the Gay Press Maintain Objectivity (and Should It)?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

I realize the topic might seem self-evident and perhaps even insulting to LGBT folks - after all, would you question African American reporters about covering the OJ Simpson trial?

SOTU Reax: GOP, Jobs, Alito, Oh My!

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In his State of the Union speech on Wednesday, President Obama attempted to recapture what some believe he has lost from his campaign. Did he offer th...

Huh? Conservatives Get Compassionate on White House, Dog Poop and Pot-Smoking

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Fortunately for us uneasy many, President Bush is back. It's interesting to remember the guy's charmingly folksy side once again, without the worry that he's about to bomb Kazakhstan.

The Rightroots: Are They 2010's X Factor?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Republicans were supposedly leaps and bounds behind at that time of the election, but after a year's worth of execution on the part of both parties, it now looks like the space could be anyone's to own.

Time for Brian Westbrook to Hang Them up

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Schmeltzer

After his second game-ending concussion in three games, Brian Westbrook's career is at a crossroads. Even if he feels fine, the lasting effects of the concussions could haunt him for years.

Post-Health Care Politics With The Note's Rick Klein

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

A lot of people who helped Obama get elected are going to start to be disappointed, simply because only so much is politically viable. Obama's trying to put together a consensus, but that's not going to happen here.

Talkin' 'Bout Our Generation: Obama Losing His Touch With the Youth

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Is health care a generational issue? We see a lot of older people in power and at these town halls, pushing the debate, but why aren't the young people showing up? Is this Obama's fault?

The Future of Netroots: GOP Disruptions, DailyKos, and the Role of OfA

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With Netroots Nation coming up next week, we have joining us DailyKos General Manager Will Rockafellow for today's Wilshire & Washington podcast.

Post-Cronkite Journos: The Battle of Advocates, Narcissists & Sleuths

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Mediaite.com's Power Grid uses an algorithm to determine the top voices in 12 different media categories. Does the feature inspire a narcissistic-type of journalism, with people trying to game the system?

Summer's State of the Union: SCOTUS, Politico & Bruno Bring the Heat

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Nobody, especially Sotomayor, is really going to say anything new or dramatic, so can we skip it? No? D'oh! A wise Latina might let us, but we all know how the Republicans feel about them.

Epic Disaster Politician And Other Second Acts In American Life

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

We can't help but weigh in on the Sarah Palin epic disaster movie. It's a fantastic train wreck of a story, and we can't look away.

Our Future Role in Iraq, from a Veteran's Perspective

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

On today's Wilshire & Washington, we have a very special guest: Adam Kokesh, a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and a veteran of the Iraq War.

Paging Team America: Who Will Save Laura & Euna?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

When two American journalists are sent to prison in a foreign country, shouldn't the news organization at least support them and assuage public outrage by acknowledging and covering the situation on its own site?

Does the Sotomayor Nomination Spell "No Mas" for GOP Latino Outreach?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

As the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor continues to dominate the news cycle, CNN's Leslie Sanchez joins us to get right to the heart of the matter.

Post-Decision Day in California: What's next in the battle against Prop 8?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

What gives, Mr. President? You can commend yourself for nominating a Latina to the Supreme Court while you totally ignore another minority group that desperately needs leadership?

Outrage: Outing Politicians Cinematically, Joking About 9/11, and Torture in Star Trek

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

what about the Wanda Sykes roast? Was she out of bounds? Can a joke about 9/11 be funny, even if it's tasteless?

Mother's Day Special: Can Obama Deliver What Women Want?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With Supreme Court buzz dominating DC, gender issues are suddenly back in style despite the President's recent declaration that protecting abortion rights was not a high priority on his agenda.

Winning the War on Voters: Will Institutional Mismanagement Quash Turnout Gains?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Campaigns are focusing huge resources on turning out the youth vote, but this segment of the population always lags behind in voter percentages. Will this year be any different?

W&W: Can Saving the Economy Save Us From Spurious Sarah News?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So, sorry, Ms. Palin, but something happened on Wall Street to bump you off the front page. A little major market crash, that's all. Now, the candidat...

W&W: Joe vs Sarah the (Unlicensed) Barracuda? And Yes, Ted Got Arrested...

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So, um, lipstick? Yes, lipstick is the main story of the day; but why? Is it sexist? Is it a diversion? Is it just... lipstick?

Ted Johnson, Variety Editor, Discusses His St. Paul Arrest:

Variety | Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Surrounded by police in riot gear on the Marion Street bridge in St. Paul on Thursday night, along with about 300 protesters and members of the media,...