Saturday Show 2-25-17
NBC News video featuring kids terrified about Trump comes under fire
A pair of NBC News videos featuring kids expressing fears about Donald Trump’s presidency is coming under fire by conservatives who call it “propaganda.”
Perez beats Ellison in race to run Democratic Party
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison fell short Saturday in his campaign to run the Democratic National Committee, losing to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Following the vote, Ellison called on his supporters to unite behind their new leader.
Officials in Legal Marijuana State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.
FRC: Trump’s Reversal of Bathroom/Shower Mandate Is a Victory for Parents, Kids
Action taken by the Trump administration to reverse an Obama administration mandate that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and showers that coincide with their “gender identity,” not their biological sex, is a “victory for parents, children and privacy,” said the Family Research Council (FRC) on Feb. 22.
Hyperinflation renders Venezuela a nation of broke millionaires
Venezuela may now be the country in the world with the most millionaires. There is, however, a caveat. That money isn’t worth much anywhere else in the world.
New Venezuelan VP’s alleged ties with Hezbollah, radicalism raise concerns
Tareck El Aissami, one of the most powerful men in Venezuela, just acquired more power. Last week the self-proclaimed “radically Chavista” became the country’s second in command after President Nicolas Maduro appointed him as vice president.
Keys to life? Scientists explain how newly-discovered exoplanets could be habitable
About 40 light years from Earth, there is an intriguing system with a dim red star and seven alien worlds rapidly orbiting it. And what makes the find so exciting is that three of those planets are in the “Goldilocks zone” of the star: the just-right place where liquid water could exist on a planet’s rocky surface.Keys to life?
San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be ‘Disruptors’ To Aid Illegal Aliens
The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disrupters” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens.