Reality Check

January 15, 2018 1 min to read

Reality Check, January 12, 2018

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss current events and topics of the day.  So many topics, so little time.  Tom Steyer, Democratic billionaire behind the impeachment movement, has bought 535 copies of ‘Fire and Fury.’  He plans on sending them to every senator and representative in Washington, DC.  We talked about new rules and regulations going into effect world wide.  Brendan Boyle, Representative (D) from Pennsylvania, has introduced the Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act–Otherwise known as the Stable Genius Act.  The STABLE GENIUS Act would require presidential candidates to file a report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), certifying that they had undergone a medical examination with a medical office under the Secretary of the Navy’s jurisdiction. The report would then be available to the public online.  Nest is giving 1 Million free smart thermostats to low income homes.  Court cases to watch:  California’s abortion disclosure law; opioid lawsuits; and contraception coverage.  We discussed the pros and cons of ‘right-to-try,’ rules on experimental treatments for drugs.   Indianapolis is building low cost homes for teachers, trying to keep more teachers in the area.  Apparently, the idea of paying teachers a living wage wasn’t seriously considered.  We also discuss the topic of the week when it comes to immigration.  (And, it’s not Norway!)  We also discussed the Southern Poverty Law Centers updated hate map.  You can look at it here:

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

We have two in Colorado Springs, both anti-LGBT.

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