Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 04/14/2013
Gun Bill Vote: Senate Overcomes GOP Filibuster Effort To Begin Debate
The Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle on Thursday as it voted to overcome a Republican filibuster effort and begin debate on a gun control package.
Suspects dead after attempted home invasion
Two men who attempted to invade a Fayetteville home early Friday morning died after a gun fight with the homeowner, according to WTVD.
WTVD reports the exchange of gunfire happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. at a house in the 7500 block of Levi Road.
Pope tells priests to practice what they preach otherwise Church will loose credibility
Pope Francis told priests on Sunday to practice what they preach, saying the church’s credibility was on the line. During a Mass to formally take possession of one of the Vatican basilicas in Rome, Francis said ordinary Catholics need to “see in our actions what they hear from our lips.
Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Delivers White House Weekly Address
In a message traditionally reserved for the president, Francine Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son Ben was among the 20 students and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last year, delivered the White House’s weekly address today, urging the country to come together to support measures that proponents say will alleviate gun violence.
Who mailed live explosive to Sheriff Joe?
Authorities have confirmed that an apparent bomb addressed to Maricopa, Ariz., County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was uncovered and diverted, and now investigators are beginning to look into a list of his enemies for any links or connections.
Protesters removed from Massachusetts Senate during finance debate
A group of anti-tax protesters has been evicted from the Senate gallery after briefly disrupting debate Saturday on a transportation finance plan that calls for about $500 million in new state taxes.
Obama moves to take horse meat off menu
Buried inside President Obama’s budget this week is a demand that Congress stop inspections of horse meat slaughter plants — a move that would halt the industry, just as it’s poised to ramp up again.
Man tries to take photo of beaver; it kills him
A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh.
Sundance the dog goes viral
The saga of Sundance, the $100-bill-eating dog, apparently appealed to a lot of people.A Google search Wednesday turned up 34,600 results for Wayne Klinkel’s story of his dog Sundance, who ate five $100 bills last Christmas, and his tale of woe in trying to pick up the digested remnants to recoup some of his loss.