Saturday Show 12-9-17
L.A. Approves Plan to Help Cannabis Convicts Open Pot Shops
The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed a plan to help people convicted of marijuana crimes open, fund, and staff rent-free pot shops – and expunge their convictions.
Bernie Sanders’ wife’s land deal still under FBI probe; witness recently questioned
A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway — with “a potential” grand jury review possible.
Texas father shoots, kills Popeye’s robbery suspect who threatened family, police say
A father eating at a Popeye’s restaurant — and carrying his licensed handgun — shot a would-be robber dead Wednesday after the thief threatened the man’s family at gunpoint and demanded the dad’s belongings.
Touring Mississippi civil rights museum, Trump honors those ‘who sacrificed so much’
President Trump attended the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, telling visitors the venue honors “the brave men and women who sacrificed so much” for freedom.
Judge: Feds can discriminate against churches
Gray Miller, a federal judge in Texas, has ruled that the federal government can discriminate against churches whose congregations opened their facilities to government-aid programs that assisted Hurricane Harvey victims.
Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say
To climate change fanatics, polar bears are the eye candy for the worldwide call for action on global warming. There have been news reports about the sad shape they are in, with their coats going brown, their food supplies drying up, and their ice floes melting. Conclusion: The bears are set to starve.
Pentagon Announces First-Ever Audit Of The Department Of Defense
“The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history,” the Pentagon’s news service says, announcing that it’s undertaking an immense task that has been sought, promised and delayed for years.
Pearl Harbor Vet, 98, Shows Trump How It Was Done
Ninety-eight-year-old Pearl Harbor vet Mickey Ganitch got down into his three-point stance at the White House on Thursday to show how he was going to take it to the battleship Arizona team if war hadn’t interrupted football on Dec. 7, 1941.
Senators Attach VA Caregiver Expansion to ‘Choice’ Reform Plan
Military Update: The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has embraced a plan from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to expand eligibility for Post-9/11 caregiver benefits to older generations of veterans and caregivers, attaching her bill to a legislative package whose centerpiece – reform of the Choice program – is seen as critical for Congress to pass, if not this month then by early next year.