Thursday show 09-24-15
Boehner coup talk puts house on edge
Growing chatter about a possible coup against Speaker John Boehner has set Capitol Hill on edge. Talk that conservatives might use a government-funding showdown to overthrow the powerful Ohio Republican has triggered a flurry of behind-the-scenes jockeying among lawmakers eager to move up the leadership ladder.
“Happy Birthday” Copyright Ruled to Be Invalid
The world’s most popular English-language song is potentially free from copyright after a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that filmmakers challenging Warner/Chappell Music’s hold on “Happy Birthday to You” should be granted summary judgment.
OBAMA’S ANTI-ISIS SYRIAN COMMANDER GOES ROGUE
Only one week after it was revealed President Obama’s anti-ISIS effort had “four or five” viable fighters left, it appears the $500 million program’s Syrian commander has gone rogue.
SEC. STATE KERRY WARNS U.S. AND RUSSIA MAY CLASH IN SYRIA
On Wednesday The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Russian support for the government of Bashar al-Assad and its targeting of the Islamic State in Syria may lead to confrontation between the United States and Russia.
RUSSIA PLANS SECOND BIG MILITARY BASE NEAR UKRAINIAN BORDER
Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces.
A Pope Who Explained the Blessings of Private Property
In 1818, when only 8 years old, Gioacchino Pecci began his studies with the Jesuits at a school in Italy. Seventy-three years later, as Pope Leo XIII, he published Rerum Novarum, an encyclical letter simultaneously defending the rights of working people and private property.