Thu, 7 January 2016
Tonight on CNN: A one-hour live town hall with President Barack Obama on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Is this the beginning of the end of the gun lobby’s con game? Greg Dworkin wonders if this is the last stand of the GOP Dodo before extinction. Alabama Nutter/Justice Roy Moore halts same-sex marriages in his state, saying that probate judges have a duty to not issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. A small band of determined legal academics set out to persuade the Supreme Court to undo the New Deal—and have almost won.
KITM Michigan Corespondent Rosalyn MacGregor reports on the Flint Water Crisis, a story she introduced on this show several months ago, now a well known scandal, and target of a federal investigation. How could this ever happen? Who could have done this?
Armando calls in to note the focus on issues on the Democratic side of the presidential race, but wishes for more actual details, and less sloganeering. Bernie Sanders pledged to break up big banks within the first year in office, calling for a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, and continuing his division with Hillary Clinton advisor, Gary Gensler. As Gensler and Sanders extend their debate, Armando wishes for less politics and more policy in the candidate’s stands.
In an unintended, pretty funny twist, managers of stores in Texas that sell alcohol could lose their liquor license if they fail to check gun-toting customer’s open carry licenses.