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Zimmerman Verdict; History of Spam; Five Pillars of Islam

Monday, July 15, 2013

The George Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict continues to reverberate, from the court in Sanford, FL to the streets of NYC. We discuss the decision and what comes next. Bob Cusack of The Hill and Patricia Williams of The Nation help guide the conversation. And, Five Pillars of Islam week on the show; the future of publishing and e-books; and the history of Internet spam.

Transportation Nation

Report: Boehner is Delaying Transpo Vote

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Under bombardment from transpo activists, the Obama administration, and a good number of members in his own party, House Speaker John Boehner is delaying the vote on the $260 billion transportation bill, The Hill is reporting.

Boehner yesterday tried splitting the bill into three parts as a way to shepherd it through the house, but today's announcement seems an acknowledgement that that strategy wasn't working.

From The Hill:

"Given the volume of amendments and the need for a full, fair, open and transparent process, we may not finish energy/infrastructure this week," Boehner told his conference, according to a source in the room. "If we need more time to debate and consider amendments, that's perfectly fine with me. It's more important that we do it right than that we do it fast."

More on this soon.

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