Chris reviews yesterday’s Phillies home opener, Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on gun safety, and the President’s efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine.
The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
Eric Holder was in Philadelphia to look at the federal Re-Entry Court, a locally developed program that gives felons a chance to shave time off their parole by taking part in productive activities.
“To save lives, the first officers to arrive must sometimes be the first ones to directly engage an active shooter,” attorney general Eric Holder acknowledged.
Top brass from around the country are attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Eric Holder touched on issues that are currently affecting our region.
The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak in Philadelphia this week at the National Urban League’s annual conference.
Chris addresses Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, the possibility that Veterans Stadium may have caused cancer in former Phillies, and Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN. He also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan and Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Chris discusses the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and whether Governor Chris Christie will appoint a Republican to fill his seat. He also details a family’s struggle to get a lung transplant for their daughter and why the government should not be involved. He also talks to Rich Zeoli and climate scientist Steve Goreham.
Chris analyzes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press’s decision to decline a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, a local girl’s battle for a lung transplant, and the capture of a bear in Burlington County. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post about a racial discrimination suit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Chris analyzes Governor Christie’s and President Obama’s tour of the New Jersey shore yesterday, David Axelrod’s response to Bob Schieffer’s criticism of limited access to the White House, and the charges against two parents for driving with their daughter in a dog cage. He talks to actor Henry Winkler, the Mayor of Wildwood, Ernie Troiano, Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery and Don Russell from the Daily News about Philly Beer Week.
Chris continues investigating the political scandals involving the IRS, the Justice Department and the Benghazi terrorist attack. He also discusses Prince Harry and Chris Christie’s tour of the shore and Kermit Gosnell accepting a life sentence. He talks to Phillies Pitcher Kyle Kendrick, Congressman Jim Gerlach, former Senator Olympia Snowe, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Revelations that the Justice Department secretly got the phone records of reporters from the Associated Press in an attempt to track government leakers and whistleblowers has sent shockwaves across the world of journalism.
Revelations surrounding David Petraeus’ affair have prompted the tin foil hat crowd on the right to find all sorts of conspiracies about why the news that CIA Director David Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer was released after the election.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.