Show Notes 05-20-17

Saturday Show 5-20-17

Trumps on tour: Donald and Melania (plus Ivanka) are greeted by the Saudi king as they land in Riyadh for his crucial first test abroad
President Donald Trump has landed in Saudi Arabia as he begins his first foreign tour since taking office. He touched down in the Middle East Saturday morning, hours after tweeting about his excitement for his first ‘big foreign trip.’
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Stephen Hawking says humans must flee Earth within century
Stephen Hawking is giving humanity a tall order: Colonize Mars in the next century or watch as life on Earth fizzles out. After last year claiming that humans have 1,000 years left on Earth, Hawking says in a new documentary that we instead have about 100 years until we’ll need to jump ship as Earth is overwhelmed by overpopulation, climate change, disease, and artificial intelligence.
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Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement. The dismissal opens — or perhaps closes — another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet over the years.
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Judge: Lois Lerner’s tea party-targeting testimony can stay secret — for now
Lois G. Lerner and Holly Paz, two key figures in the IRS‘ tea party-targeting, can keep testimony about their role in the targeting secret, at least for now, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
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Armed Forces Day in the United States
On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days.
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US-Saudi Arabia seal weapons deal worth nearly $110 billion immediately, $350 billion over 10 years
The United States has sealed an arms deal to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Saturday, a move that solidifies its decades-long alliance with the world’s largest energy producer just as President Donald Trump begins his maiden trip abroad as leader of the free world.
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US-Led Coalition Attacks Pro-Assad Regime Forces in Syria
In a rare move, the U.S.-led coalition on Thursday attacked forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria, although Defense Secretary James Mattis said the incident did not mean an increased U.S. role in the Syrian civil war.
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25 ‘IMPEACHABLE’ OBAMA SCANDALS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN COMEY FIRING
Wasting no time Wednesday, the mainstream media sprang into action, enthusiastically echoing the left’s impeachment calls. MSNBC launched a Watergate ad implying Trump is America’s new Richard Nixon.
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Show Notes 07-26-15

Sunday show 07-26-15
GOP Senators lead push to allow States to impose Internet sales tax
Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to “collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.”
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Seattle Mayor endorses plan to develop Sharia compliant mortgages
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has endorsed a recommendation by his affordable housing committee to develop Sharia-compliant mortgages as a way to help Muslims buy homes.
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Conservatives speak out against Federal mandatory minimum sentencing
Conservatives gathered on Capitol Hill on Thursday to lay claim to the issue of reforming the United States criminal system, including ending the minimum mandatory sentencing laws that were passed by the Democrat majority in Congress three decades ago.
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Conservative groups offer alternative to new wave of political correctness on campuses
A new wave of progressivism and political correctness in U.S. schools — highlighted by “trigger warnings” and “safe zones” — has conservative groups fighting back on campuses across the country, saying “students need to get both sides of the story.”

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Stephen Hawking: Intelligent Aliens Could Destroy Humanity, But Let’s Search Anyway
This week, famed physicist Stephen Hawking helped launch a major new effort to search for signs of intelligent alien life in the cosmos, even though he thinks it’s likely that such creatures would try to destroy humanity.

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Guidelines for LGBT Refugee Resettlement Include ‘LGBT-Affirming Places of Worship’

The Obama administration has introduced homosexual rights policies across federal agencies, including at the Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement website, which links to a guide that rates placement providers and communities on LGBT-friendly services, including having “culturally competent mental health providers” and “LGBT-affirming places of worship.”
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Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location
An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse.
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USA contraception ruling

The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgments on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services.
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Show Notes 07-26-15

Sunday show 07-26-15
GOP Senators lead push to allow States to impose Internet sales tax
Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to “collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.”
Read More
Seattle Mayor endorses plan to develop Sharia compliant mortgages
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has endorsed a recommendation by his affordable housing committee to develop Sharia-compliant mortgages as a way to help Muslims buy homes.
Read More
Conservatives speak out against Federal mandatory minimum sentencing
Conservatives gathered on Capitol Hill on Thursday to lay claim to the issue of reforming the United States criminal system, including ending the minimum mandatory sentencing laws that were passed by the Democrat majority in Congress three decades ago.
Read More
Conservative groups offer alternative to new wave of political correctness on campuses
A new wave of progressivism and political correctness in U.S. schools — highlighted by “trigger warnings” and “safe zones” — has conservative groups fighting back on campuses across the country, saying “students need to get both sides of the story.”

Read More
Stephen Hawking: Intelligent Aliens Could Destroy Humanity, But Let’s Search Anyway
This week, famed physicist Stephen Hawking helped launch a major new effort to search for signs of intelligent alien life in the cosmos, even though he thinks it’s likely that such creatures would try to destroy humanity.

Read More
Guidelines for LGBT Refugee Resettlement Include ‘LGBT-Affirming Places of Worship’

The Obama administration has introduced homosexual rights policies across federal agencies, including at the Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement website, which links to a guide that rates placement providers and communities on LGBT-friendly services, including having “culturally competent mental health providers” and “LGBT-affirming places of worship.”
Read More
Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location
An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse.
Read More
USA contraception ruling

The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgments on whether religious believers can opt out of providing services.
Read More