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

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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.


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!