Monday, July 27, 2015

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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