Author Archive: Francis Rose

Listen (John Batchelor): Coup in Egypt; Abe triumphs in Japan; Cuba deal coming?

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9pm hour, part 1, Francis Rose guest hosting The John Batchelor Show A light rain fell in Washington DC today; the rain in Cairo is a rain of bullets, and perhaps a coming reign of terror.  Violence continues as the…
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Listen (John Batchelor): new name in IRS probe: who’s William Wilkins?

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A new name appears today in the investigation into Internal Revenue Service probes into conservative groups: William Wilkins, the chief counsel (top lawyer) at the IRS.  John Batchelor and his co-host for the night, Mary Kissel of Opinion Journal and…
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Watch (NC8): furloughs could get worse at Defense Department

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says furloughs for DOD’s civilian workforce will probably continue into next year — and the situation could get worse.  He told civilian Defense Department employees in Jacksonville, FL that if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014…
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Listen (WTOP): Day 1 of Pentagon sequestration furloughs – what happens?

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Today is the first day of furloughs at the Department of Defense.  Over 650,000 employees at DoD will have one day off a week, without pay, between now and September 30 unless Congress acts.  I joined Bruce Alan and Joan…
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Watch (NC8): Intel, contractor community respond to Snowden incident

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The U.S. reached out to allies and adversaries alike this week in an effort to catch fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The White House demanded he be denied asylum, blasted China for letting him go, and urged Russia…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Success stories in space: NASA’s Hubble telescope, Curiosity

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I’m in New York for the 2013 Talkers convention, and had a chance last night to visit my friends at The John Batchelor Show. It was a pleasure to talk to Dr. Space, David Livingston, host of The Space Show,…
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Watch (NC8): President Obama’s IRS controversy, Postal Service losing big money, more

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A controversy is brewing around the Internal Revenue Service.  Allegations of bias against conservative groups has leaders there scrambling for answers, both for themselves and from Congress.  The toughest part for the agency is those allegations are coming from the…
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Watch (Fox 5/DC): How sequestration will hit Feds, DC economy

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Federal employees are uneasy about sequestration.  Some agencies are already thinking about furloughs, and how to deal with the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts.  I was a guest on the Fox 5 Morning News with Tony Perkins and Wisdom Martin to…
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