Welcome to ORLYRADIO #145 recorded Friday February 24th, 2017 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects, Amber Biesecker, Daniel Atherton, and David O'Connor.
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Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 Tony Ledbetter, the coordinator of President Donald Trump's campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla., said the event would be the president's "first re-election rally."http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/18/donald-trump-campaign-rally-coordinator-melbourne-florida
Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 A Trump draft budget circulated over the weekend called for the elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which has a $375m annual budget and provides free legal assistance to low-income people and others in need of help, with cases involving disability benefits, disaster relief, elder abuse, fair pay, wheelchair access, low-income tax credits, unlawful eviction, child support, consumer scams, school lunch, predatory lending and much more.
Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 Trump gets his news and facts from Fox News. When he made up the terrorist attack in Sweden at his rally, he was referencing something he vaguely heard on the Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.
Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s people are looking into changing the way the U.S. trade deficit is calculated,
Day 32 Monday 2/20/2017 Trump has named army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to the post of National Security Adviser to fill the role vacated by the departing Flynn.
Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 The Washington Post has tallied up the Trump lies for the first 33 days of his administration, and they average roughly four per day.
Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 Calexit, the effort being lead to precipitate the secession of California from the United States …is being lead by a man with significant, comprehensive, horrifically worrying ties to and basis in Russia. From all appearances, it would seem that Russia is attempting a multi-pronged approach to crack the United States of America in half.
Day 34 Wednesday 2/22/2017 Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students: Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, the Republicans said, and told Ms. DeVos in a meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he wanted her to drop her opposition. And Ms. DeVos, faced with the alternative of resigning or defying the president, agreed to go along.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html
Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 DeVos responds to revoked transgender protections: Example of Obama admin 'overreach'http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320882-devos-responds-to-revoked-transgender-protections-example-of-obama
Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 The National Rifle Association, which coincidentally has the largest lobby in the world in the same exact same developed nation with the highest homicide rate per capita, declares its support for Trump in a “counter resistance”, citing they will protect Trump against the “forces that conspired against him”.
Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news.http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/sessions-us-to-continue-use-of-privately-run-prisons/
Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 The New York Times, CNN, and other news outlets have been barred from the White House press briefing room.
Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Therapists are having a tough time talking about Trump with their patients. According to the article by the Los Angeles Times, therapists report that the last time so many people wanted to discuss the same traumatic issue it was the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Trump is as damaging to the national psyche as 9/11, medically.
Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Trump establishes “reform officers” in government agencies, responsible for imposing the administration’s agenda and pursuing his “regulatory priorities going forward”.
Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-package-235343
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