Rich discussed the tabling of a bill in New Jersey that would allow drivers to pump their own gas, more revelations from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, and calls for the privatization of Amtrak. He talked to Jesse Walker and Ira Stoll from Reason and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.
Chris reviewed last night’s event at the National Constitution Center with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ statement on the necessity of sending troops to Iraq, and the doctor shortage facing Philadelphia. He talks to comedian John Heffron at 7:20 and author Clive Thompson at 8:20.
Chris covers the US Patent Office canceling the Washington Redskins trademarks, the latest in the Lois Lerner email scandal, and Louisiana Bobby Jindal ending the state’s participation in Common Core. He also talks to comedian Bobby Lee, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
Chris reviews last night’s Major League Baseball Homerun Derby, President Obama’s plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for households making less than $250,000, Tom Corbett’s Voter ID law, Mayor Nutter’s ban on feeding the homeless and parents that let their 5-year-old daughter swim with sharks.