12:00am

Fri February 22, 2013
Politics

Today on Your Call: the War in Mali and President Obama's nominees

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and Sylvia Burwell, the expected nominee for the Office of Management and Budget. She’s currently president of the Walmart Foundation. We’ll also talk about the ongoing war in Mali. We’ll be joined by the Nation’s Lee Fang, Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald and independent journalist Anna Badkhen who is just back from Mali. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:


Alex Seitz-Wald, a political reporter with Salon.Com


Lee Fang, an investigative fellow at The Nation Institute and contributing writer to The Nation magazine. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right"


Anna Badkhen, an independent journalist who has covered wars in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic and Foreign Policy. Anna’s latest book, The World Is a Carpet, will be published in May. She is working on a book about transience


Web Resources:


Salon.com: A new low for Breitbart


Foreign Policy: Death Comes Quietly in Mali


The Nation:  Obama’s Top Choice for OMB Led Walmart Foundation’s Targeted Giving


Huffington Post: Blanche Lincoln, Former Arkansas Senator, Hired by Walmart


Wall Street on Parade: Senator Orrin Hatch Drops a Bombshell at Jack Lew's Confirmation Hearing


Mother Jones: What's It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!




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