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Posted on August 9th, 2013

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Air Date: August 9, 2013

Host: Vic Eliason

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Vic Eliason cleared the news desk so that listeners could share their comments on the following stories...

--Openly lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin is leading lawmakers to have the Department of Health and Human Services reevaluate the gay blood ban.

--The Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the federal government to track diversity in neighborhoods. The plan is to use the information to change policies that are deemed discriminatory.

--Transportation Security Administration to provide warrentless searches at various locations including festivals, sporting events and bus stations.

--South African Bishop Desmond Tutu said that he would not worship a god who is homophobic and that he'd refuse to go to a homophobic heaven.

--IRS still targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups.

--If Benghazi is a phony scandal, then why is the Obama administration changing the names of and hiding the survivors?

--President Obama marks the end of Ramadan by providing Syria with 195 million dollars in food and other humanitarian aid.

--Our government is spending $653,190 dollars to reduce tobacco use among Brazilian women.

--It's being recommended that parents of severely sunburned children be referred to social services.

--At least 6,000 jihadist rebels in Syria, many affiliated with Al-Qaeda, now pose a major security risk to the U.S. and Europe.

--Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan receives free helicopter rides, lives in a private room built to accommodate his medical needs, wears a beard against Army regulations, travels with his own security detail, has received numerous trial delays and collects an $80,000 per year salary.

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