Thursday, July 06, 2017

Show Notes 07-01-17

Saturday Show 7-1-17

New York Times newsroom walks out as editors, reporters decry direction of paper
Editors and reporters in the New York Times Co. newsroom have broken their silence concerning growing frustrations regarding the direction of the paper. Staffers at the New York Times staged a newsroom walk out on Thursday as a demonstration of solidarity as management threatens job cuts.
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MSNBC fires Greta Van Susteren, replaces her with liberal host
Greta Van Susteren is out at MSNBC less than six months after she started at the cable channel. Van Susteren broke the news of her own ouster Thursday, tweeting "I'm out at MSNBC" shortly before the network issued its own announcement.
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Brzezinski Says She Knew She Was Provoking the President; 'We Sometimes Mock Him'
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," appeared in the show’s 7 a.m. hour on Friday to discuss President Trump's tweets about "Crazy Mika" and "Psycho Joe."
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Blind recruitment trial to boost gender equality making things worse, study reveals
A measure aimed at boosting female employment in the workforce may actually be making it worse, a major study has found. Public service leaders are being told to "hit pause" on blind recruitment trials.
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CBO: Income Taxes Up 9.5% Next Year; But Debt Climbs More Than $1 Trillion
Unless current laws are changed, federal individual income tax collections will increase by 9.5 percent in fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, according to data released today by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Christie-backed bill to control Horizon's surplus clears first hurdle
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, has given his support to a bill that would allow the state government to take money from the reserve fund of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, a private, not-for-profit health insurance provider that is the largest in the state.
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Father, teen son choke kidnapper, shoot him 5 times during attempted robbery
A kidnapper was choked and shot five times during a deadly confrontation after he forced a father and son to drive to an ATM at gunpoint early Wednesday, DeKalb County police said.
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Czech parliament moves to legalise firearm ownership
The lower house of the Czech parliament has agreed to alter the constitution so that firearms can be held legally when national security is threatened.
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Trump Administration Targets Violent Crime in Chicago with Gun Strike Force
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday the creation of a gun strike force to reduce violent crime in Chicago, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign promise that he would address the matter.
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Bunker Hill
“Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor.
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