3:08 Why is the situation in Iran important?
Dr Josef Olmert from USC will join us to talk about the middle east.
3:38 Rod Demery, author of No Place For Race will join us to talk race relations.
4:08 Do you think we should Ban 3-D gun prin
4:38 Claire McCaskill shutting down Secret Service investigation. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/24/missteps-resistance-hurt-secret-service-sex-invest/
5:08 Dr Andrew Boston from Brown discusses the situation in Iran.
5:38 A state healt insurance website has been hacked!
There's a concert happening Dec 6th & 7th at historic Columbia Speedway 2001 Charleston Highway. Some of the artists are Billy Gibbons, Tower of Power, and John Popper from Blues Traveler. Jammin' for the Troops Tickets are available here. Kathy Dent is producing the show and is still in need of corporate sponsors fpr the stage and other things like sponsoring a vet who is coming to Columbia for the weekend to be at the show. If you and your company can help call her at 803-960-2501.
3:05 Richland County is a mess..
3:35 Crystal Walker & Phobe Thompson will join us learn more at http://www.desperateindc.com/
4:05 Dems want more changes in the senate http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/191086-harkin-calls-for-more-rule-changes
4:35 Kathy & Billy Gibbons will join us.
5:05 Richland County is a mess..
5:35 Knockout game madness with Colin Flaherty author of http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/
The rules of Congress changed today. The "nuclear option" that has been threatened for decades was finally used by Harry Reid.
Senate rules require 60 votes to end debate on a bill, nomination or other proposal or a change to the Senate rules. So the minority can block bills and nominations with the filibuster. This has meant that a nomination has to have the support of 60 Senators to pass. The nuclear option throws out those rules. The Senate Majority Leader simply has to rule that a simple majority is all that is required to pass a bill or nomination. This ends any incentive for attempting to make something bi partisan. It ends any power the minority had. It had never been done...before today.
"It's time to change the Senate before this institution become obsolete," Reid announced and took the vote and got the predictible result.
Three Democrats – Michigan’s Carl Levin, Arkansas’ Mark Pryor, and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin – voted with the Republican's but that wasn't enough to stop the power grab. Reid has argued that the GOP has blocked every nomination President Obama has put up simply because they want to stop everything he does. It's the same argument Bill Frist made in 2005 about Democrats blocking Bush nominees. Frist threatened to use the nuclear option but a group of Senators...I'm sorry any gathering of Senators must be called a gang, The Gang of 14, 7 on each side cut a deal to stop filibustering and the nuclear option off the table. Bush got most of his nominees approved eventually and we moved on.
So Reid and Obama have neutered the Republicans for the rest of this term. It makes 2014 even more important for Republicans to win the Senate. Perhaps the American people will see what was done here today for the first time in the history of our nation and recognise that no one should have this much power. The nation has worked because the President doesn't have the ability to write, pass and implement laws on their own. They can't just pick judges. They need the approval of most of our elected representatives. Our reps are our voice. So today the voice of the American public just got a lot quieter in DC.
3:05 A businessman speaks out against the feds and they take him down.
3:35 Chuck Morse will join us to discuss the Federal Reserve
4:05 Jim Wertman will join us to discuss the veterans ride.
4:35 President approval ratings are absurdly low...take a guess where the president sits right now.
5:05 Did Paul Ryan cave or do the right thing? http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/190797-ryan-says-there-will-not-be-a-january-shutdown
5:35 A businessman speaks out against the feds and they take him down. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/20/buckyballs-magnate-says-feds-took-him-down-for-speaking-out/