Feb 14, 2019 7-9PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, the agency announced Monday. The changes would be “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in an agency news release. Three out of every four Americans take a dietary supplement on a regular basis, including one in three children. The rate is highest — four in five — among older Americans. “What was once a $4 billion industry, comprised of about 4,000 unique products, is now an industry worth more than $40 billion, with more than 50,000 — and possibly as many as 80,000 or even more — different products available to consumers,” Gottlieb said.
Trump will sign border security bill and declare a national emergency, McConnell says President Donald Trump will sign spending legislation to prevent a government shutdown while declaring a national emergency to try to build his proposed border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. “He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” the Kentucky Republican said as the chamber prepared to vote on a measure to keep the government open past a midnight Friday deadline. If Trump follows through, lawmakers and the White House would dodge their second partial shutdown since December, sparing about 800,000 federal workers from more financial pain. But the emergency declaration would quickly spark lawsuits challenging the president’s authority, creating yet another fight over his key campaign promise.
Schumer fumes over McConnell plan to bring Green New Deal to vote, calls it ‘cynical ploy’ Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday ripped into Republicans for planning to force a vote on the Green New Deal, calling the plan a “stunt,” a “cheap, cynical ploy” and “a game of political gotcha.” “The Republican leader announced he’s going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress — the pointless partisan games.” Schumer is the latest Democrat to criticize Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for calling a vote on the plan that many in the party have already rallied behind. Still, Schumer, joined by colleagues on the Senate floor, said: “Bring it on.” He said Democrats “believe that we need to do something about climate change” and added: “Do Republicans?”Earlier this week, McConnell said that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal – endorsed by nearly all top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates – in an effort to force Democrats to officially go on the record for the radical proposal.
U.S.-China Trade Teams Far Apart on Reform Demands, Sources Say The U.S. and China have made little progress so far during trade talks in Beijing, leaving much work to be done before President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping look to seal a deal at a yet-to-be scheduled summit, according to people familiar with discussions. In closed-door sessions, the sides have failed to narrow the gap around structural reforms to China’s economy that the U.S. has requested, even as both seek to avoid an increase in tariffs after March 1, according to three U.S. and Chinese officials who asked not to be identified because the talks were private. U.S. stocks declined on news of scant progress, with the S&P 500 Index down 0.3 percent at 10:47 a.m. in New York. On Thursday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with counterparts including Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for the first of two days of high-level talks.
Nicolas Maduro ouster stalls as military fails to rally around opposition leader Juan Guaido With hopes fading for a quick and bloodless resolution to the continent’s biggest crisis, South America’s leading powers are increasingly spooked by the stalemate in Venezuela. The apparent failure of Venezuela’s military to rally around opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call that it no longer recognizes socialist President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s rightful leader. Conservative governments in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina all quickly allied with the Trump administration in the campaign to drive Mr. Maduro from office, having experienced first-hand the destabilization Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian crisis has spawned. “We need to be giving [the opposition] strong support,” Colombian President Ivan Duque said Wednesday in an Oval Office meeting with President Trump, where the Venezuelan crisis — and the millions of Venezuelan refugees now in Colombia, Brazil and other countries — were the main topics of discussion.
Special Guest – Jill Wheeler!
Jill Wheeler, mother of Ohio teen Ethan Lindenberger, will join us to explain her side of the story which hasn’t been allowed so far in the mainstrem media.
Son defies mom, chooses to get vaccinated at 18: ‘God knows how I’m still alive’ An Ohio teen who was never vaccinated for diseases as a child because of his parent’s decisions, is choosing to get the preventive shots now at 18. Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, Ohio, reached out to Reddit users two months ago to ask whether he could be vaccinated as an adult. “My parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme … I’ve never been vaccinated for anything, God knows how I’m still alive,” he wrote. He asked “where do I go to get vaccinated? Can I get vaccinated at my age?” He told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that he never received vaccines for hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox. “I saw that there were a lot of people with different opinions, and as I explored those opinions, I came to the conclusion that they were good and beneficial,” Lindenberger told GMA. His mother, Jill Wheeler, who has other children who are unvaccinated, told GMA that she was in “shock” when she heard of her son’s decision. Lindenberger has since received vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza and HPV, according to records obtained by The Washington Post.
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