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Appearing regularly on networks like Fox News and RT, Steve Leser is a sought after Political Pundit known for a fact based approach to politics.



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Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 25, 2015 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Tonight on Making Sense with Steve Leser and the Rude Pundit we discuss the Cruz candidacy, the 5 year anniversary of Obamacare, allegations Republican congressmen were fed Israeli intelligence to help them torpedo Iran negotiations, LGBT rights and more.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 18, 2015 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Steve Leser and the Rude Pundit discuss current political topics.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Oct 26, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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At 7pm eastern time on Sunday Oct 26, Steve Leser gives his 10 day out analysis of election 2014 to include how the US Senate will shake out. Is it a matter of how many seats the GOP will pick up? Will Republicans take control of the Senate? Find out Steve's take on this and other Election 2014 analysis and predictions.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Oct 12, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today on Making Sense with Steve Leser and the Rude Pundit, the Rude one and I discuss the recent progress in marriage equality and what the next steps are in terms of equal rights for the LGBTQ community. Then we have an update on the Ebola outbreak to include whether folks should be worried and a discussion of Mr. Thomas Duncan as a human being, not a disease vector. Then two states had their Voter ID laws struck down. What does this mean for ballot access.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Oct 5, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week, in honor of two years on the air, yes its almost exactly two years ago this week that I had my first show, in honor of that we have a special show with limited commercial interruption. I am replaying two of my favorite interviews of the past two years. The first one is with Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of former US President Dwight David Eisenhower who was also Supreme Allied Commander of Allied forces in Europe during the second world war to include overall command of...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Sep 28, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have more good news about the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare with a new term I want to start using for dishonest Republican spin, the Lieperbole. I'll describe the lieperbole's dynamics in the show. Then we will talk about the failure of supply side economics in Kansas, the ebola crisis and finally our weekly hall of shame!
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Sep 8, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week on Making Sense with Steve Leser, we take an in depth look into ISIS and what President Obama, the US and NATO should do about them. Then, an accord is signed between Ukraine and the Russian backed separatists. Should the people of Ukraine trust the Russians and their east Ukranian proxies? All that and more on this week's show!
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Aug 24, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our top story this week is an update on ISIS including the murder by ISIS of journalist James Foley and how the President is responding. We will play an excerpt from the President's speech on the subject. Then we talk about racism in America in the near-wake of the Ferguson protests. After that we have a look at the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Hack gap between Liberal and Conservative journalism. Finally, I drill down on how the race to controll the senate in 2014 is shaping...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Aug 17, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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The Rude one and I have a lot to talk about including the Michael Brown shooting, an update on the US campaign against ISIS in Iraq. Then we will talk about Teabaggers and Benghazi, Nate Silver's analysis of what Hillary Clinton's vulnerability or lack thereof on her left flank. Finally we will give an update into the race to control the senate in the 2014 elections. If you want to write to me to give your feedback about anything we talked about on the show write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Aug 8, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week the Rude Pundit is still on Vacation but we have a special cohost from the other side of the aisle. Joining me is Dee Dee Benkie. Dee Dee served in the administration of George W. Bush and is a frequent guest on Fox News, the Blaze and has appeared on RT and the Comedy Channel. She cohost Fresh Outlook, a tv show that airs locally here in the New York, New Jersey metropolitan area and she and I have faced off against each other many places including Fox News, the Blaze and also at a...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jul 31, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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The Rude Pundit continues his vacation so its Steve flying solo this week tackling the Republican Lawsuit against Obama, the Israel war against Hamas, and more including a failed House GOP Border bill and a Sarah Palin TV Channel?
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Jul 17, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Tonight Steve and the Rude one will discuss: Republican Party future in doubtClimate Change hitting the fan in MiamiRemember when Republicans said they were going to be more careful with women and latinos this election season? Hall of Shame: It was quite the wingnut weekend   
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jul 13, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week, our top issue is the John Boehner lawsuit and the Sarah Palin calls for impeachment. I'll also give an update regarding the Hobby Lobby decision and some things the Democrats are doing to work around that decision. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jun 30, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is the silly lawsuit that House Speaker John Boehner says he will file against the President for supposed abuse of Executive Power. We will also have updates on Russia and Ukraine and the important Supreme Court decision that affects whether womens clinics can keep abortion protesters at bay. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. If you...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jun 22, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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In the wake of my appearance on the O'Reilly show to discuss the IRS Emails and the manufactured outrage by Republicans on the subject, I discuss the IRS Emails in the context of Republican strategy for 2014 alongside Benghazi, Obamacare and other issues. I also discuss Iraq to include new insinuations by Republicans that try to make the false claim that there were WMD in Iraq.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jun 15, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have with us former Georgia Congressman and Dukes of Hazzard castmember Ben "Cooter Davenport" Jones to discuss his role in the primary loss of Virgina congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. The problems in Iraq feature prominently in our Hall of Shame Our special opening and closing music...
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Jun 2, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is an analysis of the interview Brian Williams conducted with Edward Snowden. We will discuss that when we get to our Hall of Fame and Shame, hmm, which one will Mr. Snowden feature in, our hall of fame or hall of shame? You will have to wait until we get there. We also discuss new information coming out regarding the Elliot Rogers shooting spree and we have a number of updates on the situation with Russia and Ukraine. China is bullying some of its neighbors and there is...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
May 25, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is the attempts by conservative politicians and pundits to make  Benghazi, the IRS and the VA issues into a centerpiece of their 2014 campaign. Then we have two international issues to talk about including the President sending troops to Chad to look for the girls kidnapped by the radical islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Also I will cover the catastrophic flooding that has hit central europe which has hit Serbia and Bosnia particularly hard. If I have time...
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May 18, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have more Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare good news. Then we talk about the Operation American Spring rally that was held this weekend that was supposed to have 10-30 million people show up in Washington DC and camp out there until President Obama resigned. Then we have an update on the Chris Christie Bridge scandal, we have new evidence that has come up that you will want to hear. If we have time I will again discuss Benghazi.   At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
May 11, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week I discuss the Republicans insistence on having an eighth Benghazi investigation. I'll also have an update on the situation with Russia and Ukraine and I will talk about the Boko Haram kidnapping of the 200 girls in Nigeria. If we have time I will discuss some of the other news of the week. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. The special theme for our...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
May 4, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is Misplaced Republican Priorities on Display, particularly regarding the economy and the poor and middle class. We then talk about the possibility of Senator Bernie Sanders running for President, choice excerpts from the White House Correspondance Dinner and the Employment Numbers. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. If you want to...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Apr 27, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is a number of polls that show the tide turning in favor of Democrats not only in the 2014 election but more fundamentally on issues and within certain red states. Then, we have continuing coverage of the Russia Ukraine crisis and other top news of the week. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. If you want to write to me and give me your...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Apr 20, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have updates on the situation with Russia and Ukraine and the video appearance by Edward Snowden on Russian TV, we have full coverage of President Obama's recent comments on the affordable care act also known as Obamacare and we will talk about taxes, Chris Christie and Iran. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Apr 13, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have topics on the Affordable Care act, an interesting article on Ann Coulter that accidentally advances a Liberal argument, and more! At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com and I may just read your opinion on the air. Again that’s...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Apr 6, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today's show is an hour long special on Genocide. Guests will be survivors and decendants of survivors from the Armenian, Cambodian, Rwandan Genocides as well as the Holocaust. They are: Armenian Genocide: Karine Shnorhokian, who is the grandchild of survivors The Holocaust: Sol Rosenkranz, a survivor of the holocaust The Killing Fields of the Cambodian Genocide: Bun Yom, survivor. The Rwandan Genocide: Nibagwire Dida, survivor, will participate from Kigali, Rwanda The show will begin with me...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 30, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week I have Democratic Strategist Basil Smikle on my show. Basil and I are going to discuss the Chris Christie Self investigation, the latest on Russia and Ukraine, and the tweet from the Colbert show twitter account that caused a huge amount of controversy. If we have time I will discuss some of the other big topics of the week. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense,...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 23, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week my guest is Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 who now runs a foundation that helps people with eating disorders as well as a conservative media personality. In addition to her work at her foundation, Kirsten and I are going to discuss the latest news about the Affordable Care Act, Russia and Ukraine and the 2014 and 2016 elections. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 16, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have two special interviews. First, Lee Papa the Rude Pundit returns to talk with me about a number of topics including the latest manufactured outrage on the healthcare law, health care coverage for ex cons, then we talk about Christie giving out campaign inducement trinkets made out of the steel from the downed world trade center buildings and the Alex Sink defeat in Florida and whether that portends anything for the 2014 midterm elections. Then we have a special treat. Dr. Rob...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Mar 9, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Making Sense with Steve Leser the show that breaks down the top issues in the last week in politics strips out all the nonsense and provides you the best analysis in political media.  This week we have a special interview with a native Iraqi interpreter who ended up working with the Navy Seals in Iraq and cowrote a book about it. Codenamed Johnny Walker, Mr. Walker joins us along with his co-author Jim DeFelice. Before we get to that interview, we have...
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Mar 3, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week our top story is Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. We have a detailed full special segment on Ukraine, then, Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer backs off of an anti-gay bill and a significant event in Healthcare in the US as Republicans propose a bill to improve Obamacare. Finally we discuss an update on global climate change. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful...
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Feb 24, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have an update on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to include a Town Hall meeting he had on Thursday, then Conservatives go berserk over a new textbook that paints Reagan in an unfavorable light and we also talk about how Ted Nugent got himself and a Republican he is campaigning for in trouble. To discuss those issues we have a special guest, Liberal pundit Rick Ungar. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Feb 10, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we have two featured segments. First we talk about the data coming out of the Congressional Budget Office regarding the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare that generated so much controversy this week. Then, Russian intelligence services intercept a phone conversation between two high level US diplomats and share it with the world. In this exciting expose on the motives of Russian espionage, I take you through the reasons that led to the spying which point to some serious...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Feb 2, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week we talk about Bombshell Breaking News of new evidence of wrongdoing concerning New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and bridge-gatethat you won’t want to miss. Then, Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers who gave the vacuous Republican response to the President’s State of the Union Speech is caught in a huge lie.  Finally, we have a special superbowl segment with two models and actresses here in NYC to get a non traditional look at the superbowl. At the end we will have our...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jan 27, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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On today’s show, I lock horns with Dee Dee Benkie, one of the tougher conservatives I’ve faced off against several times on Fox News and on Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze. Dee Dee and I will discuss polls that have come out regarding Chris Christie and the opinion of voters on President Obama’s performance on several key issues. Dee Dee is a frequent commentator on national radio and television networks including the Fox News Channel, The Daily, Scott Rasmussen’s “What America Is...
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Jan 20, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today, my lead story is an update on NJ Governor Chris Christie and the many scandals now surrounding him.  We will also have a juxtaposition of two news events about women and women’s issues that really spoke to me and my beliefs about women’s rights and how the two parties see them. Then, of course, I’ve been talking about Snowden and his impact a lot and the President this week announced some changes to the NSA Surveillance program. What were those changes and how do they square with...
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Jan 13, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our show this week is concentrated around two topics, first the scandal engulfing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his administration. The Rude Pundit joins me to discuss what has transpired so far and where this scandal seems to be going. Then, internationally recognized columnist and political analyst Rachel Marsden joins me to give her perspective on the Edward Snowden saga.   At the end we will have the return of our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jan 6, 2014 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today is the third and final edition of three special holiday end of year shows. During the last two weeks shows, I replayed interviews I did with Susan Eisenhower,  Medea Benjamin, Pat Buchanan and Governor Bill Richardson combined with special forwords on Edward Snowden, Bristol Palin and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and the firing of Martin Bashir. This week I will air previously unplayed content where I asked two groups of Liberal and Conservative pundits how they see aspects of the...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Dec 30, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This second of three special holiday shows starts with special statements on the recent Christmas statement by Eric Snowden on NSA Surveillance and the statement Bristol Palin put on her blog supporting Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. Then we replay two fan favorite interviews, the one with Pat Buchanan on Putin and his role in the recent Syria issues and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson on his new book How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator. 
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Dec 23, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Fans consistently have rated my interviews with Susan Eisenhower and Medea Benjamin as my favorites so as part one of my best of 2013 shows (part two will be aired December 29th), we have Susan Eisenhower's (granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower) perception of the Republican Party and Medea Benjamin from Code Pink talks to me about Drones.
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Dec 16, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today, I am going to talk about a couple of the big topics of the week including my disagreement with the Politifact.com choice for lie of the year (The President's statement that You can keep your insurance if you want to keep it), the anniversary of the Newton murders and what we should do to crack down on rapists. At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.
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Dec 9, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week Making Sense pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela. We have on the journalist/author/producer who perhaps knew him best out of anyone in the media, Danny Schechter who had a 40 year relationship with Mandela and a 50 year relationship with the ANC or African National Congress. Danny Schechter has produced and directed six documentary films about Nelson Mandela, including Free Last (1990); Mandela in America (1990), with producer Anant Singh; Countdown to Freedom: The Ten Days...
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Dec 2, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Join Making Sense with Steve Leser for an epic debate between the progressive Rude Pundit, aka Lee Papa, a professor at CUNY Staten Island and GOP Strategist Ryan Girdusky. The Rude One and Ryan debate the Iran Accord, whether the Tea Party is just the latest wingnut incarnation of the John Birch Society and more. Afterwards we will have our trademark hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.
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Nov 25, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week, Steve is joined by Noelle Nikpour, a GOP fundraiser who worked on the 2008 Presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani and Penny Lee, a Democratic Strategist and President of Venn Strategies, LLC having joined after serving as the top communications and political advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  The three discuss the recent change in the US Senate to the filibuster rule for Presidential appointees, the crazy statements and actions by...
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Nov 18, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today, I talk with former senior FBI Agent Jack Cloonan. From 1996 to 2002, Cloonan was the senior case agent assigned to the "Bin Laden Squad" in the New York Office of the FBI. The Bin Laden Squad was charged with the responsibility of building a prosecutable case against Usama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and other high-ranking members of al Qaeda.
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Nov 11, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today's show is an hour long special on Genocide. Guests will be survivors and decendants of survivors from the Armenian, Cambodian, Rwandan Genocides as well as the Holocaust. They are: Armenian Genocide: Karine Shnorhokian, who is the grandchild of survivors The Holocaust: Sol Rosenkranz, a survivor of the holocaust The Killing Fields of the Cambodian Genocide: Bun Yom, survivor. The Rwandan Genocide: Nibagwire Dida, survivor, will participate from Kigali, Rwanda The show will begin with me...
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Nov 4, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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For todays show we have an excellent panel of guests to discuss the top three issues this week. We have Alexandra Ackers Lyons, she is Director of the Youth Engagement Fund and she is a political consultant and Democratic Strategist.    Christian Dorsey works at the Economic Policy Institute. His areas of expertise are community development, housing, race and the economy.   And we have Brad Blakeman who was an advisor to President George W. Bush and President of Freedom’s Watch.    The...
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Oct 27, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and joins me to discuss the current state of the Republican Party. Susan is not just the granddaughter of a former President. Susan has been a Fellow at Harvard’s JFK School of Government’s Institute of Politics and a Distinguished Fellow at the Nixon Center. She currently sits on the Nuclear Threat Initiative board, co-chaired by former Senator Sam Nunn and Ted Turner, the Energy Future Coalition and as an advisor to the US...
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Oct 20, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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On this special one year anniversary episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser, we have Bill Richardson on to discuss his new book, "How to Sweet-Talk a Shark, Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator" and he also gives some thoughts on the shut down. Mr. Richardson is the former Governor of New Mexico, former Energy Secretary and former US Ambassador to the UN. Then we have Congresswoman Barbara Lee who Represents California's 13 congressional district on to discuss the...
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Oct 13, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Congresswoman Jackie Speier and I discuss the Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling crisis   Geneive Abdo, Middle East expert from the Brookings Institute joins me to talk about Syria, Iran and Egypt  
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Oct 6, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week on Making Sense with Steve Leser, it's all about the Shutdown. First, I spar with former Republican House Majority Leader and former head of FreedomWorks Dick Armey, then Bob Cusack, Managing Editor of "The Hill" and I will discuss where we go from here to end the shutdown. Of course, we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame regarding those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.   An early heads up for...
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Sep 29, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Huge week on Making Sense this week!  Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan's son joins me to debate Obamacare and the Sen. Ted Cruz filibuster, William Hartung from the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy joins me to discuss Iran.
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Sep 22, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Making Sense Welcomes Back the Rude Pundit to discuss the Budget Extortion game the Republican House of Representatives is trying to play with President Obama.  Also, The Rude one and I will discuss the creepy new ad Republicans came out to try and scare people about the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare
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Sep 15, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Get ready for two great guests to talk and spar with on Making Sense this week. First, Pat Buchanan will be on to debate Syria and Putin's OpEd in the NY Times with me. Then I'll talk with former senior FBI Agent Jack Cloonan. From 1996 to 2002, Cloonan was the senior case agent assigned to the "Bin Laden Squad" in the New York Office of the FBI. The Bin Laden Squad was charged with the responsibility of building a prosecutable case against Usama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and other...
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Sep 8, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This week, Making Sense with Steve Leser has two special guests. First, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P. J. Crowley. Secretary Crowley joins us to give us his insight on the potential for military action with Syria.  Then Inna Shevchenko joins us again to discuss some controversy that has erupted with the topless protesting feminist group femen. I'll also discuss various other news of the week and also will have my trademark hall of fame and shame for those politicians...
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Sep 1, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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For today's show, Making sense has a special guest, Congressman Alan Grayson. Congressman Grayson joins us to talk about what the US should do (if anything) with regard to Syria.  I'll also discuss various other news of the week and also will have my trademark hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals that made great sense, or shameful nonsense respectively.
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Aug 25, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our two top story is evidence that Congressman Darrell Issa lied about the IRS Scandal to try to implicate the administration. We will also talk about the Manning conviction and it's aftermath. We also have a number of updates about stories we have covered previously. Then we are going to do something a little different and talk about a special film premiere I found out about, you won’t want to miss that. Of course we will end with our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those...
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Aug 18, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our top story this week is the growing crisis in Egypt and what the lessons are for Democracy in that crisis. We will also have a number of other breaking stories and updates on prior stories including Assange and Wikileaks, the RNC throwing CNN and NBC out of its debates and more. Of course we will finish with our trademark Weekly Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and pundits who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively. The winner of our Hall of Fame this week will Shock...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Aug 11, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our top story this week is Benghazi. The justice department has obtained a number of sealed indictments for those suspected of participating in those attacks. Those indictments have started the whole controversy over again. We’ll talk about that including an appearance I made on the O’Reilly factor to discuss it. Later, I will make an announcement regarding my reaction and position on the anti-gay legislation in Russia and more. This week we have a special edition of our trademark hall of...
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Aug 4, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our top story this week is Whistleblowing, specifically the cases of Bradley Manning and Eric Snowden and the journalists who broke their stories, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange. Did those whistleblowers do the right thing? Did the journalists behave responsibly? Should they all have gone about things differently? This follows up on an appearance on RT I made this past week to discuss all of the above. Then, Pope Francis gave an impromptu speech on the church’s position in regard to gay...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jul 28, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Today we have two great guests, feminist author and political blogger Amanda Marcotte and Alden Wicker, Editor in Chief of Ecocult.com to discuss street harassment of women. Before we get to that,we’ll discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new anti-hillary PAC, new revelations in the deepwater horizon disaster and oil spill and more. As always, we will finish with our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those prominent individuals and politicians who made great...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jul 21, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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A bit of sad personal news. One of my mother's brothers has passed away, my mother is from Panama so I am doing the show here in Panama because I am here for my uncle's funeral.    Topics today will include the Detroit Bankruptcy, Obamacare's lower costs, the opinions of Latinos regarding the progress of immigration reform and the increasing global wealth desparity and what that might mean and more. We will also have our hall of fame and shame this week for those politicians and prominent...
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Jul 14, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Our format for this week’s show will be a little different. I am going to go briefly through a number of the top pieces of news for the week and then we have a special interview with Sarri Singer who was a witness to one terrorist attack and the victim of another and now runs an organization that seeks to help victims of terror cope with the aftermath of their attack. Then we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great...
Making Sense with Steve Leser
Jul 7, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a great show this week! 1. Egypt's President Morsi is out on his Tushie! 2. The NSA/Snowden saga continues including the Evo Morales Plane incident 3. Followup on Rush Limbaughs advertiser worries and more And of course our Trademarked hall of fame and shame for those politicians and pundits that made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively!
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Jun 30, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      A quick followup on the story I led with last week regarding Darrel not so n’Issa with the truth and the fraud he perpetrated on the American people regarding the IRS situation. 2.      Then the Supreme Court’s three most important decisions last week could best be described as the good, the bad and the ugly. 3.      Update on the attempts to pass immigration reform And of course our trademarked Hall of Fame and Shame...
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Jun 23, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Now we have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      IRS Revelations no Longer a Scandal also known as When it comes to respecting the truth, Congressional Oversight Chairman Darrell is not so n’Issa. 2.      Has the Administration’s response to the various scandals been too cautious and too measured 3.      Reason for hope on the Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea fronts
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Jun 16, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      An update on the NSA Surveillance revelations 2.      Then a Discussion with Doctor Alon Ben-Meir on Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Middle East to attempt to restart the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks and of course our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and pundits who made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively.
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Jun 9, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      The NSA Surveillance Scandal, what is the Truth and Full Story that isn’t being reported anywhere else 2.      Then Amanda Marcotte is back to talk with us about the Republican War on Women and also to discuss 10 absurd sex tips from the Christian Right and that will be in lieu of our traditional hall of shame tonight.
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Jun 3, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      Congressional Scorecard and news about the 2014 congressional elections and other elections coming up 2.      The Deteriorating Conditions and Chances for a Positive Outcome in Syria 3.      Then Update on the IRS issue. Was the IRS justified in taking a closer look at Tax Exempt Applications by Political Groups? We will also have our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent...
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May 26, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include:   1.      Full Coverage of President Obama’s speech on Drones, Gitmo and Counterterrorism 2.      The introduction of a Proposed amendment Explicitly giving Americans the right to vote 3.      Then Peggy Noonan, Ronald Reagan and Hypocritical Republican Scandal Mongering We will also have our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense,...
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May 19, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include:   1.      An update on the three big scandals, Benghazi, the IRS Scandal and the AP Surveillance issue. These scandals are deflating before our eyes 2.      Next, how Ronald Reagan enabled Genocide in Guatemala   3.      The overflow of nonsense in Politics this week We will also have our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense,...
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May 12, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      The big issue of the week, Continued Republican Effort to Manufacture Outrage on Benghazi 2.      Next, Could it really be happening? Is the Rush Limbaugh Radio show Going to be Cancelled? 3.      Then, surprise surprise, the GOP’s issues with minorities intensify 4.      And Tesla proves a car that runs on sustainable energy can be cool and profitable We will also have our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame...
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May 5, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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We have a terrific show this week. Topics include: 1.      May 1st International Workers Day and the ugly trend in worker benefits and compensation globally 2.      Next, are we finally going to get somewhere on Reasonable Guns Control Legislation? 3.      Then Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor talks about Bush v Gore regrets We will also have our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or...
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Apr 28, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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Topics include:   1.Highlights from The 2013 White House Correspondents dinner   2.The New Violence Policy Center study that shows that Guns are rarely used to stop crimes and other gun news   3.Then, If the allegations are true, what to do about Syria and their alleged use of Chemical Weapons.   4.We will also have full coverage of the latest developments in the Boston bombing situation, the prosecution of the surviving Tsarnaev brother, and the politicization of the bombing.   This week...
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Apr 21, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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  Today's show is an hour long special on Genocide.   Guests will be survivors and decendants of survivors from the Armenian, Cambodian, Rwandan Genocides as well as the Holocaust. They are   Armenian Genocide: Karine Shnorhokian, who is the grandchild of survivors   The Holocaust: Sol Rosenkranz, a survivor of the holocaust   The Killing Fields of the Cambodian Genocide: Bun Yom, survivor.   The Rwandan Genocide: Nibagwire Dida, survivor, will participate from Kigali, Rwanda   The show...
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Apr 14, 2013 Making Sense with Steve Leser
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This show and the next show are going to be slightly different in terms of format. There will be no hall of fame and shame today or next week. We’re going to limit our commercial interruptions. Today we are have interviews with the Rude Pundit on the President’s Plan to cut Social Security and Medicare and then we go to the source to talk to Inna Shevchenko about her group Femen who has been conducting topless protests against people, organizations and countries they feel are anti-women.