Friday, September 25, 2015

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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OBAMA'S ANTI-ISIS SYRIAN COMMANDER GOES ROGUE
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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SEC. STATE KERRY WARNS U.S. AND RUSSIA MAY CLASH IN SYRIA
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 PLANS SECOND BIG MILITARY BASE NEAR UKRAINIAN BORDER
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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