Laura Ingraham hosted Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform.
Durant said her group sent a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, the "Gang of Eight", etc. pointing out how the immigration bill will negatively impact African-Americans and other minorities. Her group's message is that we are Americans first and that this bill will have be harmful to all. Her group is having a rally at Freedom Plaza on Monday at 9:30 to protest the bill. Ingraham cited how the arguments being presented by Durant's group are fact based versus emotional bromides from the immigration bill supporters.
Durant reeled off statistics buttressing her argument that this bill will depress wages, jobs. Ingraham said the bill is to the benefit of big business and politicians.
'The United States spends the most per capita on health care across all countries, lacks universal health coverage, and lags behind other high-income countries for life expectancy and many other health outcome measures,' wrote the authors of the new report, published July 10th in JAMA.
'High costs with mediocre population health outcomes at the national level are compounded by marked disparities across communities, socioeconomic groups, and race and ethnicity groups,' added the authors, led by Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and Institute Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
First Lady Michelle Obama has already pounced on the results:
It is one of three new papers by the institute being released simultaneously at the request of first lady Michelle Obama, who plans to present the findings to mayors of U.S. cities in an invitation-only event at the White House as part of her campaign to improve the nation's health.
Laura Ingraham hosted Representative Brad Thor, author of "Hidden Order". .
Thor said that while on vacation on Jekyll Island where the Federal Reserve was first conceived of. He noted the Federal Reserve is not a part of the government. He said it takes him about eight months to complete a book, has done one a year and has completed thirteen books. He storyboards his books with guide posts but not a strict guideline.
Thor said the Federal Reserve sets the US monetary policy who is accountable to no one and who has been a failure. He said Fed Chairman could be considered the most powerful person in the US or world. He mused if a foreign country could blackmail the Fed.
Thor is a limited government person. He noted that US citizens liberties are being eroded thanks to terrorism - the very people who get our liberties in prosecution. He's for whistle blowers but not twenty comethings such as Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden.
Thor said he's a Tea Party guy, but that the organization should change its name due to bad branding. He and Ingraham agree that the emphasis should be on the middle class Americans and lifting them up.
Barletta said Congress is the cause of our immigration problems as well as the White House becuase laws aren't enforced that are on the books. He said when immigration is spoken of, it is always about Latinos. He said the GOP did worse after the first immigration reform. He noted that his district is heavily Hispanic and despite his tough stance on illegal immigration, he got elected to Congress. He slammed the emphasis on the plight of the illegal immigrants over those 20 million unemployed and under employed Americans. He and Ingraham stated that Americans are having their wages depressed and jobs lost due to these immigration reform efforts. He said whenever one hears the words "path to citizenship", it is totally about politics.
Barletta said he will tell House leadership that border security will help the American people and that there must be honesty on how this bill will harm the American worker. He is not sure if the House will put forth a bill.
The Asiana Airline Flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport resulted in 2 deaths and 49 injuries, a figure that could have been much worse considering the extent of the jet's damages.
One minute, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was making a seemingly routine approach to San Francisco International Airport on a calm, clear Saturday morning after an 11-hour flight from Seoul. Suddenly, the Boeing 777 slammed hard into the ground just short of the runway, bounced in the air and then pancaked, skidding and shedding parts as the terrified passengers hung on for their lives.
Jobs that Americans won't do? Obamacare moving toward NHS?a
The company, Serco, has extensive experience as a government contractor with the Defense Department and intelligence agencies, and it also manages air traffic control towers in 11 states and reviews visa applications for the State Department. But it has little experience with the Department of Health and Human Services or the insurance marketplaces, known as exchanges, where individuals and small businesses are supposed to be able to shop for insurance.
Serco will help the Obama administration and states determine who is eligible for insurance subsidies, in the form of tax credits, and who might qualify for Medicaid. Tasks include “intake, routing, review and troubleshooting of applications,” according to the contract.
Maxwell said his film covers a part of the Civil War that no one talks about - namely the anti-war Copperhead movement during 1862. He said if it had been a presidential year, Lincoln would have been defeated and the Democrat would have cut a deal with the South. His main character is ostracized because he is for the end of slavery but is aware of the Constitution being abused during the war.
Laura Ingraham hosted Hadley Arkes, Amherst Professor of Jurisprudence.
Arkes responded to President Obama's contention that he won't interfere with religious institutions not performing same sex marriages and said that there will be litigation that will force the issue based on Justice Kennedy's opinion. He noted that over 30 states have laws on the books not allowing same sex marriage. He said that there is only one side throwing hte hate speech and that's been the same sex marriage advocates.
Arkes said same sex marriage advocates state that their beliefs are right and that now the public schools will be forced to instruct and advocate same sex marriage. He and Ingraham pointed out that holding traditional views could jeopardize applicants from getting jobs, churches getting tax exemptions, etc.. Ingraham called it the legacy of the squishy moderates.
Kristol said Hoeven-Corker exposed themselves with their bill and its add ons. He said none of these senators want to discuss the bill as they are scared of a substantive debate. Ingraham cited all the handouts and goodies larding up the bill. Kristol said this resembles Obamacare at the end. He said it's important that the GOP in the House make sure that there is no conference on the Senate bill.
Ingraham and Kristol commented on the projection of weakness Obama is showing with the Edward Snowden affair which is alarming.
White House Poress Secretary Jay Carney cast aspersions on Hong Kong's decision not to extradite NSA leaker to the US, instead letting him go to Moscow. Carney seems to think this damaged US-China relations - which looked quite weak as Xi Jinping played him like a violin during their Rancho Mirage summit.
Ablow said pathologizing being overweight is a fiction and that it isn't a disease. He said there is lots of research on nutrition, hypothyroidism. He predicts there will be more doctor visits, pharmaceuticals and surgeries. He slammed Mayor Bloomberg for his control of foods in NYC.
Laura Ingraham hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on June 21st. The "Talking Points Memo" was about how the immigration bill is being pushed through the Congress under the direction of the White House and the Gang of 8 to the detriment of Americans. Ingraham followed up by debating former George W. Bush aide Brad Blakeman who defended comprehensive immigration reform now.
Ingraham spoke to Mike Ghouse about an offensive statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in which he asked an Indian professor if he was a member of the Taliban. They then discussed an FBI ad in which a number of Taliban mug shots are portrayed and which Congressman Jim McDermott railed against for being racist.
Ingraham talked to columnist Nile Gardiner about President Obama's speech in Berlin which they deemed as poor relative to the soaring speeches by Presidents Reagan and Kennedy in the past. Obama's declining popularity globally was also discussed.
Ingraham spoke with Geraldo Rivera about the possibility of US POW Bowe Bergdahl being exchanged for Gitmo detainees. Rivera supported the move while Ingraham questioned if a bad precedent would be established with such a move.
Ingraham discussed recent and past crime allegations against New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez with Jim Gray.
Ingraham talked to Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center about recent comments by Tom Brokaw condemning the news media of irresponsible reporting. Both contrasted the coverage conservatives receive versus liberals who are frequently given a pass on questionable stories.