Daily Show Prep: Monday, Sept. 11


State Dept. Forces Stranded U.S. Citizens to Foot the Bill for Hurricane Rescue

Hurricane Irma: Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape

Authorities in south Florida may pursue felony charges against people who abandoned their animals as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida peninsula.

Hurricane expert Klotzbach: #Irma at landfall comes in 7th behind 1935 Labor Day storm | Watts Up With That?

Hurricane Jose to Meander in the Atlantic This Week; Long-Term Future Path is Uncertain | The Weather Channel

9/11: Live News Coverage Montage From That Morning – The Burning Truth

9/11: Live News Coverage Montage From That Morning

The U.S. Government Says Cake Is Speech | The Daily Caller

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus (or “friend-of-the-court”) brief Thursday in the marquee religious freedom case of the upcoming Supreme Court term. The case concerns a Christian baker in Colorado named Jack Phillips, who declined to create a wedding cake with a pro-LGBTQ message for a gay couple planning their nuptials. Among other things, the Department argues that wedding cakes are a form of creative expression, and individuals cannot be coerced into expression with which they disagree.

SOURCE: Lyn Orletsky Fired Amid Backlash For Swastika Comments

“The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you with an update on your child’s math class,” the letter signed by school principal Darrell Herring reads. “Ms. Orletsky no longer is your child’s math teacher, effective immediately.”

Hour 2

Trump DOJ: No plans to charge Lois Lerner in IRS scandal | Fox News

In a letter to the lawmakers, the Justice Department said that “reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence.”

Judicial Watch Statement on Justice Department’s Decision Not to Charge Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal – Judicial Watch

I have zero confidence that the Justice Department did an adequate review of the IRS scandal. In fact, we’re still fighting the Justice Department and the IRS for records about this very scandal. Today’s decision comes as no surprise considering that the FBI collaborated with the IRS and is unlikely to investigate or prosecute itself. President Trump should order a complete review of the whole issue. Meanwhile, we await accountability for IRS Commissioner Koskinen, who still serves and should be drummed out of office.

Ryan Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Congressman Tells AAR

Speaker Paul Ryan will not allow Congressional action on national concealed carry reciprocity to move bills forward, Rep. Thomas Massie told host Mark Walters Thursday on Armed American Radio.  The reason given is Ryan thinks the timing isn’t right to consider H.R. 2909, the D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act, a supplement to state reciprocity provisions of H.R. 38.

Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’ – BBC News

The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers.

Hour 3

Saudi Government paid two citizens in 9/11 ‘dry runs’ | Daily Mail Online

Recently submitted evidence in an ongoing lawsuit against Saudi Arabia claims that its embassy in Washington DC may have funded a ‘dry run’ using two of its employees before the events of September 11.

Evidence Against Benghazi Attacker Hidden | The Daily Caller

Days before the fifth-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, a federal judge ruled that jurors at the trial of Libyan radical Islamist Ahmed Abu Khattala, charged with organizing the September 11, 2012 assault, cannot be told information that may prove he threatened to murder one of Stevens’s successor, Politico reported.