Show Notes 09-27-15

Sunday show 09-27-15

Boehner says he would have survived recall vote, vows no government shutdown
House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday struck a defiant tone after announcing his resignation two days earlier, saying he would have had enough votes to survive a potential recall effort and that House conservatives won’t get a government shutdown.
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God Bless greeting lands Louisiana school in hot water with ACLU
The ACLU of Louisiana is accusing a high school of promoting Christianity in an open letter on Friday because a student group hung prayer boxes and the principal ended an online letter with “May God Bless You All.”
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Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know
Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982. The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA.
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Jindal on Boehner Resignation: ‘Mitch McConnell, It Is Now Your Turn’
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) called for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday at the Values Voter Summit, in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) n announcement earlier that day that he is stepping down.
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History of The Statue of Liberty
America probably could not have won its freedom from the British during the American Revolution without the help of the French. France provided arms, ships, money and men to the American colonies.
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10 things you didn’t know about the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from France to America. We have all heard the shorthand that implies that the statue was exchanged government to government. In fact, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a mid-career statue maker, decided to pitch a country he had never visited before on his vision to build a massive lighthouse in the shape of a woman.
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Symbols of The Statue Of Liberty
Torch: The torch is the strongest symbol that Bartholdi incorporated into the Statue. In fact the Statue’s real name reflects its true meaning: “Liberty Enlightening the World”. Rea
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Pope Francis: End ‘The Marketing of Human Organs and Tissues
Speaking to the General Assembly of the United Nations yesterday, Pope Francis called on government leaders to take immediate action to end the marketing of human organs and tissues and “respect the sacredness of every human life.”
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Gen. Dees: Social Experimentation is Degrading Our Military Readiness
The military readiness of the United States is being “degraded by social experimentation,” Maj. Gen. Robert Dees (U.S. Army-Ret.) said Saturday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington.
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Navy Commander Welcomes Female SEALs, Warns of Higher Injury Risk
The commander of the Navy’s special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.
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Show Notes 09-24-15

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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Show Notes 03-26-15

Thursday show 03-26-15
Special Guest Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann
Scott Mann, a military advisor for Concerned Veterans for America, is a retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel with 23 years in the U.S. Army – 18 of that in Special Forces. He has deployed around the world in places like Peru, Colombia, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Mann helped implement a program late in the Afghan war known as Village Stability that he believes could defeat violent extremists all over the world. He has an upcoming book entitled Game Changers that explains how going local into rough areas around the world can win this war. Scott is also the CEO and Founder of the Stability Institute, an on-line community that trains military and stability professionals and advocates for policy change in defeating extremists.
Twitter: @dscottmann
Student barred from class for disputing rape statistics
A student at Reed College has been banned from class for denying the existence of “rape culture” in the United States and arguing that the oft-repeated statistic that one in five women are raped at college is bogus
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Top 2 U.S. Jobs by Number Employed: Salespersons and Cashiers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Wednesday that retail sales clerk and cashier were the two largest occupations in the United States in May 2014, with their numbers increasing slightly since 2013.
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“I, for the most part, kept my silence, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for the GOP House leadership to circle back and fix their mess,” Stanek elaborated in a blog post titled “Why I’m protesting Speaker Boehner’s office on March 25.” “The GOP must have mistaken our silence for indifference.”
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Islam needs to reform or leave says Canadian leader of PEGIDA movement
Islam needs to change or it needs to leave. That’s the message from one of the leaders who has brought to Canada a controversial European movement that unites political conservatives, anti-immigration activists and neo-Nazis with the goal of beating back a perceived rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism.
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Homeland chief likens Quran to American values
Jeh Johnson, the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, raised some eyebrows recently when he likened the Quran to American values and Martin Luther King.
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Show Notes 03-01-2015

Sunday show 03-01-15

Republican rebels stand fast against Boehner and amnesty
In the contentious voting over a Homeland Security funding bill Friday night, nearly 50 mostly conservative Republicans openly defied House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – not once, but twice.
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Egyptian court declares Hamas terrorist organization
An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government.
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Feds Raid Texas Political Meeting; Fingerprint And Photograph All Attendees, Seize Phones
BRYAN, TX: Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in the meeting hall.
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Daughters of Liberty
The Revolutionary War brought women into many new causes. Although women’s organizations had begun to appear in the late 1600s, it was not until the mid 1700s that these organizations involved politics. The Daughters of Liberty proved that women’s involvement in politics could be beneficial to the country. They were relevant in the shaping of our American history.
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Survey: Dems much more likely to talk about their guns
A new poll reveals that Democrats are far more likely to be willing to talk about their guns than Republicans or independents. The revelation comes just as the American Academy of Family Physicians is launching a campaign to emphasize just that – talking about guns. Specifically the doctors say they oppose any restrictions on their discussions about guns with their patients, and they want to take a “public health approach” on the issue of weapons.
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Ted Cruz spill secret of GOP amnesty sabotage
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”
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Kerry: Israel safer after interim Iran deal
“Israel is safer today because of the interim agreement we created,” Kerry said on ABC’s This Week. “It is to guarantee that we will know that Iran cannot develop a nuclear weapon under the procedure that we’re putting in place.” Kerry’s comments come amid grave concerns in Israel over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington, D.C. on Sunday and will address the issue before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.
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Show Notes 01-04-2015

Sunday 01-04-15
Now Boehner has opponent for speaker post
With polls showing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, extremely unpopular even among Republican voters, Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert, a former judge, has announced a challenge to Boehner’s bid for holding the second most powerful position in the federal government.
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Nearly 200 Christian churches destroyed in surge of violence
There was a surge of anti-Christian violence by Muslims around the world that included the destruction of nearly 200 Christian churches in Nigeria during a short period around October, according to a new report from the GateStone Institute.
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Shipping container is home remedy for Detroit
An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.
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Sexting scandal teacher hired for homeland security
A former South High School teacher who resigned last year over allegations of inappropriate behavior with students has found work as a grant coordinator with the regional homeland security agency. Larisa Oringdulph was named the South All-Hazards Regional Homeland Security Coordinator on Monday. The job pays $48,000.
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The real meaning of Separation of Church and State
On Jan. 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by the famous Baptist preacher, John Leland. 
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Show notes 06/26/2014

Thursday Show 6/26/14

Sticker shock as food and gas prices are set to go higher
You don’t have to be an expert to notice that costs for many essentials are at all-time high. From gas to food, Americans can expect to pay even more in coming months.The current national average for a gallon of gasoline is $3.67, higher than it’s been since 2008.

Why Are Gas Prices So High?
High gas prices are caused by commodities traders. They bid up the price of gas contracts on the commodities futures markets. These commodities exchanges allow investors to buy contracts of gasoline for future delivery at an agreed-upon price. However, many traders have no intention of taking ownership of the gasoline. They plan to sell the contract for a profit, instead.

Lawmakers call for investigation into mass graves in Texas
The mass graves of suspected unidentified immigrants buried haphazardly in a South Texas cemetery and uncovered this month by anthropologists should be secured by state police until a criminal investigation can be carried out, a Texas lawmaker said Sunday.

The federal government has found a place in New Mexico to help house the tide of humanity pouring in from Mexico: The Border Patrol Academy, the very facility where agents are supposed to be trained to keep illegal immigrants out of the U.S.

A process that is used to charge, try, and remove public officials for misconduct while in office. Impeachment is a fundamental Constitutional power belonging to Congress.

Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of Executive Power
House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he plans to file suit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power.
“This is not about impeachment — it’s about him faithfully executing the laws of this country,” Boehner said.

Fox star cuts off Bachmann on sizzling topic
Fox News host Neil Cavuto blasted Republicans for a lawsuit announced Wednesday by House Speaker John Boehner that alleges President Obama is acting outside of the law with his executive orders.

Common Core controversy: Is US Constitution a living document?
A classroom resource provided by a group founded by three lead writers of the Common Core State Standards teaches 8th graders as fact that the U.S. Constitution is a “living document” and that the nation’s founders only considered white males with property as persons under the law.