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SiriusXM a leader in political discussion
In the last 48 hours the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties have turned to SiriusXM. Proving yet again that it’s the ultimate destination for politics on the radio, SiriusXM has conducted news-making interviews with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sec. Hillary Clinton, and Donald J. Trump.
This morning the president spoke with SiriusXM channel Shade 45 in a wide-ranging interview making headlines across the sports, music, and political worlds. In addition to encouraging young people to vote, President Obama chatted with host Sway about everything from his favorite music, picks to win the Super Bowl and NBA Championship, and whether his wife Michelle Obama will ever run for political office.
Over on the conservative channel SiriusXM Patriot (125), Donald Trump spoke with Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow about his promise to undecided republican voters that he will only nominate conservatives to the Supreme Court, the criticism he received from CNN regarding taking time out of his campaign to open his new Washington, D.C. hotel, as well as why he’s the messenger for the forgotten men and women of the country.
On Wednesday evening Sec. Hillary Clinton discussed her presidential campaign on SiriusXM Progress (channel 127), confiding in Mark Thompson that if elected, one of her top goals will be to heal the country after this difficult political campaign. The news-making interview also covered everything from her opinions on Donald Trump’s treatment of women to her first comments on Adele’s endorsement.
Finally, tonight Michael Smerconish will talk with Vice President Joe Biden for an interview to air on Monday morning’s non-partisan political channel, SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. (124). Listeners can tune in to hear the vice president’s reaction to the news that if she wins, Sec. Clinton would like Biden to be her Secretary of State.
“The last 48 hours have been a great opportunity to showcase SiriusXM’s remarkable diversity,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “It’s been a long road to the White House, and SiriusXM has led the way during the course of this 2016 presidential season, offering coverage across the political spectrum. Whether it’s hearing the president’s opinion on sports and music, our political experts landing interviews with both Sec. Clinton and Mr. Trump, as well as our sitting vice president, the last 48 hours once again prove why SiriusXM is the top destination for politics on the radio.”
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Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992).
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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