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Election 2012 Voting Polls in Brooklyn NY

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“Left, right … left, right, left …” No matter which way you lean, BTR’s got plenty of Election 2012 coverage, and sometimes it gets downright ugly in the comments section, like these 39 people at each others’ throats.

If you lean right, hear Sylvio Canto on the Texas Hispanic vote or the fiery redhead Lisa Richards’ supercharged show.

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Want to hear what the experts have to say? Tune in to Halli Casser-Jayne speaking with the top political pundits.

Still undecided? We’ve got categories both Progressive and Conservative, as well as a Town Hall Debate with all of the Third-Party Candidates.

And whatever you decide, we encourage you all to exercise your right to vote and be heard at the polls today!

Newt Gingrich: Not Sure (Just Yet) If He’ll Seek the Oval Office

Will Newt Gingrich have a go at Barack Obama‘s job?

That seems to be the question on a many a GOP mind these days—and a fear lurking in the not-so-distant-future for the Dems.

Interviewed on African American Conservatives, the former House Speaker addresses persistent chatter that he’ll toss his hat into the ring in the 2012 presidential race.

"That gives me a headache even thinking about it," Newt (above) tells us of imagining a Democratic strategy for winning in November.

"That gives me a headache even thinking about it," Newt (above) tells us of imagining a Democratic strategy for winning in November.

“Well, I don’t know quite what we’ll do,” he tells host Marie Stroughter. “We’ll decide that probably next March.

“What I’m focused on is a project we have called 10MillionVoters.com, which is an American solutions project to turn people out this fall, to make sure they go vote,” he continues.

“Because if everybody who agrees with our values goes to vote this fall, we will win a tremendous, stunning election.

“So I’m really not thinking Continue reading

Programming Highlights; May 26, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:


kathykinney-scroller4 At 10 AM Mr. Media laughs it up with Kathy Kinney—whom America loved to hate as Mimi Bobeck on The Drew Carey Show. Kathy will bloviate about her new book, Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman’s Guide To Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve.


johnbolton-scrollerAt 11 AM AACONS host Marie Stroughter welcomes John Bolton, who, under President George W. Bush, served as Ambassador to the United Nations. The Fox News commentator will chat about his new book, How Barack Obama is Endangering our National Sovereignty. Continue reading

Jackie Mason to Jay Leno: Don’t Be Afraid to Joke About Obama!

Here’s a new one: An iconic Jewish comedian whose politics lean to the (gulp) right.

Interviewed on Accuracy in Media’s Take AIM, Jackie Mason expresses his concern about the “Obama Effect” on his fellow funnymen.

"It's easier to insult someone's mother than it is to insult Barack Obama," Jackie (above) tells us.

"It's easier to insult someone's mother than it is to insult Barack Obama," Jackie (above) tells us.

“All the comedians are on his side. They’re all very leftist liberals. So they don’t even tell a joke about Barack Obama,” the onetime rabbi tells host Roger Aronoff.

“They just do worshipful speeches about him. All of a sudden he became god to them. They sound like, when they refer to him, like he’s the pope.

“They’re afraid to mention one critical word about him. So the humor has left all the comedians, even Jay Leno,” continues Jackie, who played Jew #1 at the Spanish Inquisition in Continue reading

Helen Thomas: Barack Obama Doesn’t Have the Courage to Do the Things He Should

EDITOR’S NOTE, June 8, 2010: In response to criticism about her May 27, 2010 comments to Rabbi David Nesenoff on the state of Isrealnamely that the Israeli Jews “should go home” to “Poland, Germany…America and everywhere else”Helen Thomas resigned from her position as a columnist with Hearst Newspapers on June 7.

NEW YORK, July 3, 2009 (BlogTalkRadio): Unabashed John F. Kennedy fan though she is, Helen Thomas is less than thrilled with the current incarnation of Camelot.

Interviewed on the Judy Joy Jones Show, the Godmother of White House correspondents—who has covered every Oval Office occupant since JFK—doesn’t hesitate to opine on America’s commanders-in-chief.

CAPTION: "Why should we go there and kill and die?" Helen (above) says of President Obama's new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan."

"Why should we go there and kill and die?" Helen (above) says regarding Obama's new military strategy in Afghanistan.

When host Judy Joy Jones comments to Helen, “I’m sure that you don’t have a favorite president. I guess you have to be pretty detached in that regard,” the former UPI bureau chief says:

“No, no, I had a favorite: Kennedy. I thought he was brilliant. I thought he had great ideas.

“He created the Peace Corps. He signed the first nuclear-test-ban treaty. And he said, ‘We’re going to land men on the moon.'”

Shortly after that, she offers her take on our nation’s 44th president.

“He’s disappointing me. He has a conscience, but he doesn’t have the courage to do the things that he should have donewhich is single-payer, on medicine,” Helen says of Barack Obama. “Nobody in this country should lack for medical care. We have 47 million people who don’t have any insurance and medicine. And that’s shocking.”

(Single-payer health care is an approach to health-care financing with only one source of money for paying health-care providers. On Wednesday, President Obama rejected the single-payer model, citing instead one that would preserve private insurance companies, while offering a government-run option.)

Helen also slams the president”s foreign policy.


Helen covering her No. 1 presidential pick.

“He’s going into Afghanistan, and he’s broadened the war. He has not learned the lessons of Vietnam and Iraq,” says the veteran journalist, who currently writes a column for the Hearst Newspapers syndicate, and whose new book, Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do, will be published in the fall.

“We should not be there. To put U.N. peacekeeper forces there would be fine. But to get involved in another no-win war?

“Afghans know every cave, they know every stream, they know every mountain. It’s their country.”

To hear Helen’s full interview, click here.

Joe the Plumber: ‘Maybe I’ll Take a Chance’ on Running for Public Office

Mayor Joseph Wurzelbacher? Governor Joseph Wurzelbacher? Senator Joseph Wurzelbacher? President Joseph Wurzelbacher?

Could happen – as the man known to millions as “Joe the Plumber” tells us himself.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s Petoskey News-Review, the companion program to the Petoskey News-Review daily newspaper in Petoskey, Mich., Joe says he’s pondering tossing his hat into the political ring.

CAPTIONS: "'Joe the Plumber' does open doors to different event and to different people," Joe (above) tells us. "But I don't see myself as a celebrity."

"'Joe the Plumber' does open doors," the would-be candidate (above) tells us. "But I don't see myself as a celebrity."

When host, and News- Review reporter, Noah Fowle asks, “Do you have hopes of running for public office?” Joe – who shot to fame during last year’s presidential election after questioning Barack Obama about the then-Democratic candidate’s tax policies – replies:

“It really just depends on – we need to grow the base of American people who become involved in their gov- ernment, be they Dem- ocrats or Republicans.

“Ultimately we have the same goal, but we have the extremists on either side of the ball who seem to want to mess it up on us.

“So first we grow the base, then maybe I’ll take a chance.”

But if the Holland, Ohio, resident does in fact seek public office, it might well be on an independent ticket.

“I never thought my voice would carry any weight. But then you lose – I don’t want to say interest. Just knowing that your voice carries no weight, why bother?” adds Joe during the 30-minute interview.

“And that’s what our mentality has been for a very long time. I spent three weeks in Washington in February and it was – oh, lord have mercy – I came back very cynical.

“I saw the inner workings. I was up there interviewing senators about this bailout. And not one – Democrat or Republican – mentioned cutting anything. They all talked about – even the Republicans – they all talked about spending $500 billion or $600 billion.

“Us regular American people, when we don’t make enough money to cover our bills, we cut things.”

Joe, who this Friday, May 1, in Petoskey will be attending the Little Traverse Tea Party – one of the many grassroots tax protests that have been springing up nationwide – also discusses:

-Which one politician on Capitol Hill he actually likes – and why.

-Why he’s a staunch supporter of states rights and term limits.

-Why he “can’t stand television.”

To hear Joe’s fulll interview, click here.

To read more about the May 1 Tea Party in Petoskey, click here.

To read more about our coverage of the Nationwide Tea Parties, click here.

It’s an Educational Edition of ‘The Mix’

It may be spring break everywhere else in America, but here on BlogTalkRadio, it’s back-to-school time.

Because this week, our ever-popular Daily Mix offers a tote-bagful of lessons, enlightenments, illuminations, edifications and other things we just snatched out of our thesaurus.

CAPTION: “You were a month old when we brought you home,” Darryl (above) tells us his “mom” told him nine years ago. “And you’re adopted.”

“You were a month old when we brought you home,” Darryl (above) tells us his “mom” told him nine years ago. “And you’re adopted.”

For instance:

—Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels recounts how he learned (at age 35!) that the woman he’d thought was his mom was in fact no relation to him whatsoever.

Tatyana Ali, who played little Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman what she has learned from being around such A-list co-stars as Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Billy D. Williams and Will Smith.

Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame fills World Talk Live! host Brett Cohen in on what’s it’s like to come out of the closet as a young man.

—Documentary filmmaker John Ziegler reveals to Evil Conservative Radio host Patrick Gibson how, exactly, the mainstream media mis- represented Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during Election ’08.

Today show sports host Len Berman teaches Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan co-host Mark Elliot why favoring one team over another on-air is a no-no.

—Legendary character actor Burt Young – who played Paulie in the Rocky series – tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall how he learned to love Sylvester Stallone again after not speaking to him “for years and years and years.”

—The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek informs WordBeat host Yvonne de la Vega why he believes Barack Obama is highly intelligent.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.


Rush Limbaugh’s a No-Longer-So-Secret BlogTalkRadio Listener

If you weren’t already convinced that online radio – in addition to being the wave of the future – is a force to be reckoned with, take a gander at these quotes from Rush Limbaugh’s February 20 terrestrial radio show:

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

“There’s a blog out there called mediabistro.com, TVNewser and so forth. And the TV people read it relig- iously. I mean, not too many other members of the public do, but it’s big in the TV business,” said the talk- meister.

“They have a show on there; it’s a Web radio show.

Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline was the guest [this morning]. This is what he said about President Obama,” the nationally- syndicated host continued.

The “Web radio” show Rush was referring to is, as you may have guessed, BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET.

Hosted by Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol, MMM delivers one- on-one interviews with leading media-industry figures.

On the campaign trail in November 2007 “Lord Obama.”

On the 2007 campaign trail with “Lord Obama.”

This year alone, the show has featured such guests as ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, CBS Morning Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, former CNN host Tucker Carlson, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, CNBC anchor Becky Quick and Fox News Channel host Andy Levy.

Not to mention Terry, who – eliciting Rush’s response – said on MMM:

“In some ways Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. “From visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.”

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

“Yes, you heard right: a step down for Lord Barack Obama, the Most Merciful,” Rush added about Terry’s take on America’s new commander-in-chief.

“He was leading this giant movement, à la George Washington. Now he’s had to take a step down. What did I tell you people? He’s too big to fail.”

Only problem is, Terry wasn’t serious.

“Rush didn’t get the joke, the ABC News anchor quipped via Twitter.

“Or the point. As usual.”

To read the transcript from Rush’s show, click here.

To hear Rush’s show – on which he exerpts Terry’s BlogTalkRadio interview – click here.

To hear Terry’s full interview, click here.