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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 ...

Who Will Lead 2010's Political News Cycle: MSM, Bloggers or @PressSec?

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

It's been almost a week since Press Secretary Robert Gibbs delivered one of his first game-changing tweets: @PressSec wow - in a less than 30 hours ...

Can the DNC Re-Engage Obama's Millennial Army With Gen44?

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

With Election 2010 looming and things looking dark for Democratic representatives everywhere, how will the party recover its 2008 mojo, particularly w...

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...

Post-MA Massacre: Mr. Cosmo's Victory, SCOTUS FAIL, and Obama's 2010

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

On today's Wilshire & Washington, it's looking grim for the Democrats. Or was this their plan all along? This week's first big headline should be the ...

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.

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.

Is Gov't 2.0 Having A Tea-Bagging, Twittered Moment?

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

Adriel Hampton joins our hosts Ted Johnson and Maegan Carberry to talk twitter and populism.

Can Our First Cool President Afford His Cultural Agenda?

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

Joining us today in this spirited discussion is Leonard J. Aube, Managing Director of the Annenberg Foundation, one of the largest private family foundations in the United States.

The Week's Fat Cats Deconstructed: AIG, Meghan McCain and SXSW Techies Revolt

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

Are Americans actually going to get up off their couch, grab their pitchforks, and storm Wall Street?

WhiteHouse.gov: Still Celebrating the Online Inauguration

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

Two of our hosts, Ted and Maegan, were in Washington DC for the festivities and they offer their own personal perspectives from the ground.

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...