John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This weeks podcasts deals with the wake of the Arizona assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords, the murder of a federal judge, a nine year old girl and four others at a “meet your congressional representative” event in Tucson, Arizona. I ask the question; has the violent rhetoric being used by politicians in the past two years created a climate making it more likely that this type of violent attack might occur? Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This podcast discusses president Obama's tax deal with the Republicans, The repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and the pending START Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty with the Russians. Happy Holidays. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This weeks podcast focuses on the American mid-term elections and their impact on the country. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

The first story we will discuss is National Public Radio's firing of juan Williams as a news analyst after comments he made concerning his fear of Muslims when he flies on airplanes. We will discuss the huge dump documents concerning the Iraq war by the WikiLeaks organization showing far greater civilian casualties and torture than earlier reports. Finally we will discuss the upcoming November 2, 2010 elections. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This week we will discuss the Christine O'Donnell, Chris Coons debate for Joe Biden's vacated Senate seat, the impact of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision on campaign spending by corporations, and conservative political action committees in the upcoming midterm elections, racist and homophobic Tea Party billboards around the country, Denver Post conservative reporter Mike Rosen endorsing a terrorist attack on New York City, MSNBC's Chris Matthews rightfully attacking Nazi reenactments but at the same time defending confederate reenactments, and finally Republican, Tea Party, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino bashing gays at a synagogue in Brooklyn. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

Rescuers have broken through tp the miners trapped in Chili. A decision now has to be made as to whether a tube shaft needs to be placed in the whole prior to bringing the men out. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling earlier this year, these and similar 501(c) nonprofits have become huge players in the year’s election, using unlimited money from donors who have no fear of disclosure. (Not surprisingly, the chamber has been a leading opponent of legislation to require disclosure.) One such group, American Crossroads, organized by Karl Rove, announced on Tuesday a $4.2 million ad buy to support Republican candidates, bringing the group’s total spending to about $18 million so far.

For at least 44 years, it has been illegal for foreign corporations, countries and individuals to make political contributions in the United States for any election, either directly or indirectly. It is even against the law to solicit such contributions. But The United States Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest advertisers in midterm races around the country, is actively soliciting foreign money, and government enforcers seem to be doing nothing to stop it.

Openings delayed at Guantanamo detainee's trial after judge rules key witness can't testify. The first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee was delayed Wednesday after aManhattan judge told prosecutors they cannot call their star witness.

The Obama administration scrambled to halt a sharp deterioration in its troubled relationship with Pakistan on Wednesday, offering Pakistani officials multiple apologies for a helicopter strike on a border post that killed three Pakistani soldiers last week.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took on the highly charged First Amendment issues raised by a fundamentalist church which has been picketing U.S. service members' funerals and a grieving father who wants it to be stopped.

A Mississippi lawyer was jailed for not saying pledge of allegiance in court.

Lou Dobbs had undocumented workers tending his show horses while arguing on CNN that employers of undocumented workers should face felony charges.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban federal Food Stamp use for soda and other soft drinks.



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John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

New York Republican, Tea Party backed gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino threatens to "take out" New York Post reporter Fred Dicker  who was questioning him about charges Paladino had made accusing Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo of having affairs during his marriage to his former wife. Another syphilis experiment is revealed, prompting the U.S. to apologize to Guatemala. White House chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, leaves the White House to run for the position of mayor of Chicago. Republicans deny congressional oil spill commission subpoena power during its investigation of the B.P Oil spill. Atlanta area mega-church pastor Eddie Long still plagued by accusations of homosexual conduct with teenage parishioners. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This weeks podcasts discusses the coming online of provisions in the new Obama health care bill, Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars', a heated dispute between China and Japan over small islands and fishing rights, tensions between the U.S. and China over currency policy, the richest Americans, an Italian government investigation of the Vatican bank and finally a sexual abuse lawsuit file against Atlanta mega church pastor Eddie Long. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This week I discuss this weeks Republican Primary Results focusing on the victories of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Carl Paladino in New York State. I also discuss Democratic congressman Charles Rangel's primary victory in New York City.

I discuss a wrongly deported 19 year old Texas citizen who was deported by a sheriff's deputy, despite having a U.S. birth certificate with him and an official Texas identification card. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination against the City of Walnut, California for illegal forbidding the building a Buddhist Temple in the city.

I discuss the dismal, black male high school graduation rate, the American poverty rate, 1 out of 7, is at a 15 year high and what happened to the oil from the Gulf oil spill? Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This weeks news podcast discusses the Florida ministers plan to burn a copy of the Koran, A lawsuit filed in Atlanta against the historic Fox Theater for refusing to rent the theater for an end of Ramadan celebration on 9/11, A federal court ruling declaring the U.S. Military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional, a federal court ruling blocking a lawsuit against the U.S. Government by victims of torture under its "Extraordinary Rendition" policy, Obama and the Bush tax cuts, Mass rapes in the Congo and B.P.'s attempt to pass the buck over responsibility for the Gulf oil spill. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

This weeks podcasts discusses, the end of the War In Iraq, the economy, Glen Beck's Honor Rally in Washington, Liberation Theology and Obama, the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the flood in Pakistan, the miners in Chili and the Apple Corporations new products releases, the new iPod, Nano and Apple T.V. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

Published 8/27/2010 - A discussion of the New York City Mosque controversy and the U.S. economy. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly News Podcast

Published 8/20/2010 - A discussion of the New York City Mosque controversy. Read More...

John H. Armwood Weekly Podcast

Published 8/13/2010 - My first in a series of weekly news podcasts covering national and world news. Read More...