Thursday Show 02-04-16
Obama: ‘For More Than a Thousand Years People Have Been Drawn to Islam’s Message of Peace’
President Barack Obama said today in a speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore that one fact that has not been “communicated on a regular basis through our media” is that “for more than a thousand years people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace.”
Federal grand jury indicts 16 people in Malheur refuge takeover
Ammon Bundy and 15 others accused in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge — including four people who remain at the bird sanctuary — have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force.
Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends
Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation’s historic gains in coverage are slowing.
Genomic medicine: The future is now
Cancer care has made great strides over the past decade, and three little letters have made a huge difference in the journey: DNA.“Ideally, it would be great if we had one disease, with one mutation, with one treatment, with one drug, but unfortunately, that’s not the case,” said Dr. Shayma Kazmi, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at CTCA.
New Orleans can take down Rebel monuments — if someone agrees to do it
A judge ruled Tuesday that New Orleans can move forward with plans to take down its storied Confederate monuments, but the job is big, and won’t be easy.
Phoenix council members vote to replace opening prayers with moment of silence
The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to end the longstanding tradition of prayer before meetings and replaced it with a moment of silence, preventing an address by a Satanist group and averting a lawsuit over constitutional rights.
Sen. Lee Launches ‘Constitutional Rehabilitation’ Project: ‘Congress Has Recast Itself as the Back Seat Driver in American Politics’
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) launched a new initiative in Congress Wednesday, described as a “network of House and Senate conservatives working together on a new agenda of government reform” that “focuses on congressional rehabilitation,” based on the original powers vested in Congress by Article 1 of the Constitution.
Obama to call for $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport
President Obama will propose a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to be paid by oil companies in order to fund clean energy transport system, the White House announced Thursday — although Republicans were quick to declare the plan “dead on arrival” in Congress.
Lawmaker Praises Choice in ‘On-Demand’ Market – Asks for Regulation Hearings
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) has pressed for a hearing on the regulatory implications of the “sharing economy”, which includes companies like Uber and Lfyt.