FROM Sonja Petek
Same-Sex Marriage in California In 2008, voters passed Proposition 8, enacting a ban on same-sex marriage. A federal district court overturned the measure, and then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to defend it. It was the proposition's supporters who took it up to the US Supreme Court, but it ruled today they lacked "standing." That means the district court ruling remains in effect. This morning, current Attorney General, Kamela Harris, told a press conference, "The wedding bells will ring."
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.