New from Francis Rose

Listen (John Batchelor): More suspicions about IRS from House GOP

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Suspicions about Internal Revenue Service audits of groups that already had tax-exempt status are the latest development in the House Oversight Committee investigation of IRS activities.  Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan ask Treasury Inspector General for…
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What media’s missing in Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity story

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Rumors that Cumulus, a radio company that owns hundreds of stations across the country, is “dumping” Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity popped up in Politico again today. These rumors are not new, and they are not really news when you…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Slow economy, but bulls lead stocks; Snowden spooks intel community

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10pm hour, part 1, Francis Rose guest hosting The John Batchelor Show Gas prices are going up, unemployment isn’t going down, and the economy is, at best, standing still.  But the stock market regularly hits highs, and the bulls are…
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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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