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2013 News Quiz: Hour 2

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Years Eve at Times Square (Mondayne)

How well have you been paying attention to what happened in 2013? Brian tests your memory. Call 212-433-9692 to participate! And this year, you're playing for your region: NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut/Points North, or The World.

One rule: Before you participate, you have to tell Brian about 2013's top news story in your world - your neighborhood, your line of work, your family...

Comments [12]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Here's another quiz question, kiddies:

The unserious President of what North American country just south of Canada (after taking selfies at a funeral(!) of someone he touted as a role model) was photographed shaking hands with the leader, Mohamed Adelaziz, of a Moroccan terrorist organization, the Polisario Front, known for its torture and human rights abuse??

Dec. 20 2013 04:53 PM
Sherry from Washington Heights

Voyager I has not left the Sun's gravitational pull. It's entered what's called "interstellar space" but that's still within the pull of the Sun. Voyager has to go beyond the Oort Cloud to escape it. Here's a diagram (but it's not to scale):

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-278

Technically, it hasn't actually left the solar system. That won't happen for another 300,000 years.

Dec. 20 2013 11:54 AM

@MartinC

BFD, Martin. Do you think the President knew he was lying at the time he made those statements? I don't. Obama *thought* that PPACA grandfathering of insurance plans was enough to let folks keep their doctor. Those cagey insurance companies no more about how to weasel out of a contract than BHO could imagine. No wonder we need PPACA.

If you like your plan, you can keep it or we *know* there is WMD in Iraq. On the scale of whoppers, which is bigger?

Dec. 20 2013 11:52 AM
Robert from NYC

Not fair Brian, why does the person from you neighborhood get a hint!?

Dec. 20 2013 11:50 AM
Robert from NYC

India

Dec. 20 2013 11:49 AM
The Truth from Becky

What a weirdo, your obsession with the President is creepy! What a miserable human being!

Dec. 20 2013 11:30 AM
Jake S

Thank you Martin for showing just how much you hate Obama while posting on a topic that's completely unrelated. Why don't you go back to Free Republic?

Dec. 20 2013 11:22 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Here's another (2 part) question for the quiz:

(1) Who did the lefty watchdog website POLITIFACT name as the BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR ?
The winner for 2013 was (drumroll) .... BARRY OBAMA !!!

(2) To whom did the Washington Post’s FACT CHECKER column award the most Pinocchios and name as the BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR ?
..(drumroll)........correct again!...... BARRY OBAMA !!!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/12/16/the-biggest-pinocchios-of-2013/

Dec. 20 2013 11:19 AM
eileen swerdlick from CT

The lady from New Haven should get credit for speed. We live in a digital age so the pace of your questioning and the time for response leaves room for google checking.
Like the show, listen daily!
Peace

Dec. 20 2013 11:02 AM
The Truth from Becky

Awkward pause uhmm Lying? That's what it means when they stop to sip water on Judge Judy!

Dec. 20 2013 11:02 AM
Tim from Montclair, nj

WRONG ON THE SENATORS!!!!
The Hispanic ethinicity is classified as racially White.

Dec. 20 2013 10:27 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Here’s a question for Hour 2 of the quiz:

In order to try to save a Democrat senate seat next November, our relentlessly, politically devious president has nominated the senator from which red state ... which happens to also have a Democrat governor to appoint a replacement ...... to be the new ambassador to China starting in January?

BONUS QUESTION FOR EXTRA POINTS – What experience, or even interest, has this senator ever exhibited in the topic of China?

({Obama political advisor} Messina quietly asked Baucus sometime in November whether he would ever consider accepting the China post. After thinking about it, Baucus told Messina he would. “I’m surprised,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the No. 4 Senate Democrat, who learned the news Wednesday evening.)

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/senator-max-baucus-senate-democrat-us-ambassador-china-barack-obama-101361.html#ixzz2o1mM3Ibg

BARRY MAY CRUMBLE TO PUTIN, SYRIA, IRAN AND CHINA ... BUT HE SURE IS TOUGH IN BATTLING THOSE WHOM HE REALLY CONSIDERS EVIL .... REPUBLICANS.

Dec. 20 2013 10:09 AM

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