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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...

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.

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.

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.

W&W: Has the Republican Party Died?

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

Elizabeth Blackney of "Media Lizzy" joins co-hosts Maegan Carberry and Teresa Valdez Klein to weigh in on today's presidential election and the natio...

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?

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

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

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?

W&W: The Other Convention: How Will Republicans Show Up Barackstar's PoliticoPalooza?

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

Yes, Obama is everywhere, and we know the Democratic National Convention is going to be huge. But what about that other convention with, you know, the...

Is Facebook the Answer to Low Turnout and Hanging Chads?

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

Brett Horvath has created an application that allows voters in Washington and Arizona to register to vote online in less than three minutes.

Media Darlings: The Maverick or The Chosen One?

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

Do reporters like John McCain better? Can Captain Straight Talk Express even complain? And should Obama sidestep his rep as the Anointed One?

Back-Talking Barack: The Influence of MyBO FISA Group & Netroots Nation

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

In this week's Wilshire & Washington show, Dr. Karen North stops by to talk about online engagement and how the user-made anti-FISA group on My.BarackObama.com is the way of the future.

Wilshire & Washington

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

Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, launched this morning.