Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Show Notes 08/25/2013

Show: Sunday 8/25/13

Reefer sadness cities battle legal pot push
Colorado and Washington state have both legalized the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana -- but while a majority of voters supported the change at the polls last year, there is currently no outright legal way to buy non-medical marijuana.

DOJ tries to stop school choice for poor children in failing Louisiana public schools
The U.S. Justice Department is trying to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order.

Judge strikes down Obama's improper NLRB recess appointment
A federal judge struck down one of President Obama’s highly controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Coptic Christians march on Washington: We support Egyptian army
Hundreds of Coptic Christian and Egyptian Americans rallied outside the White House today to express their support for the Egyptian army in its effort to protect people in Egypt from Muslim Brotherhood.

Italian coast feeling force of Arab Spring as 1000 migrants arrive in one week
From her deckchair on a beach in southern Italy, Gina Bova watched with interest as the small, rickety fishing boat was pushed by the waves closer to the shore. It was a windy Saturday afternoon in August, and the beach was packed with holidaying families, picnicking on tubs of home made pasta and fresh figs.

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