Friday, July 20, 2012

Show Notes: 07-19-2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 7/19/12

More Street Closings and Subsidized Food Mark the 'Next Chapter' of Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Initiative

"Let's Move," Michelle Obama's food-and-fitness project, is going local -- because childhood obesity is a problem "that can't be solved just at the national level," Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. lets-move Link

Senator says food stamp partnership with Mexico 'pressuring' immigrants to enroll

The Mexican government has been distributing information about the U.S. food stamp program through its embassy and dozens of consular offices, a partnership that one Republican senator says is the latest example of an "aggressive" push to "expand enrollment regardless of need."

UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports
Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret. Russia, China, France -- with its new Socialist government -- Britain and the Obama administration are writing the treaty behind closed doors. Yet even if the final treaty is being kept under wraps, we still have a pretty good idea of some of the requirements that will be in it.

DNC Chair: Electing Women to Congress Matters Only If They're Liberal Women Who Ensure Access to Birth Control

Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), told a gathering at the ‘Women 2020’ event that’s it not enough to celebrate that a woman is elected to Congress, but the focus should be on a woman lawmaker who works for “ensuring access to birth control.”

Post Office might miss retirees' payment, as first ever default looms

The Postal Service repeated on Wednesday that without congressional action, it will default—a first in its long history, a spokesman said—on a legally required annual $5.5 billion payment, due Aug. 1, into a health-benefits fund for future retirees. Action in Congress isn't likely, as the House prepares to leave for its August recess.