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Daily Show Prep: Thursday, August 24

 

Mariachi Band Trolls Dem Sen ‘Mexico Joe | The Daily Caller

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) hired a mariachi band to surprise a Democratic senator at one of his campaign stops over a report that established his ties to producing goods in Mexico instead of the United States.

Joe Donnelly Report Card 2016 – GovTrack.us

These special statistics cover Donnelly’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show – CBS News

According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system.

Lawsuit: County jails in Michigan shouldn’t work with ICE – Washington Times

Juan Jose Romero-Lara filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids against the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. He says detaining him pending a transfer to ICE violates constitutional rights, especially when a judge issued a personal recognizance bond that would’ve released him.

A Massive Tax On Vaping Is Being Pushed Under The Guise Of Protecting Minors

A Republican lawmaker is proposing a massive tax on electronic cigarettes in Michigan in the name of protecting kids from the alleged threat the products pose.


Hour 2

Kosciusko County woman charged after refusing to let daughter see her jailed father – 95.3 MNC

A Kosciusko County woman says she has been repeatedly jailed for not taking her daughter to visit her father in prison.

96-year-old vet hailed as a D-Day ‘hero’ admits to being a fraud | New York Post

A 96-year-old World War II veteran hailed as an American D-Day war hero after surviving a fierce battle against the Germans on the cliffs of Normandy has admitted he was actually in northern Ireland at the time, according to a French nonprofit organization.

Zero convictions for four defendants in Battle of Bunkerville retrial

Four men facing a retrial for their role in the 2014 Battle of Bunkerville walked out of the Henderson Detention Center Tuesday in Nevada after a jury handed down zero convictions.

It’s Official: TRUMP Stock Market Rally Is Greatest Rally in US History – Up 4,000 Points in 200 Days

Never in 200 consecutive days of DOW closings has the DOW increased by more than 4,000 points.

Reporter Criticized For BLM Poetry | The Daily Caller

A New Jersey reporter is facing calls for his firing after he described anti-Confederate statue activists as “bigots in black face” in a poem earlier this month.


Hour 3

Casey addresses vitriol on both sides in American politics.

ESPN Won’t Say If It’ll Pull Ley Fo | The Daily Caller

ESPN refused to acknowledge whether or not it had plans to pull pundit Robert Ley off of the air, despite the fact that he has the same name as an infamous Nazi official.

ACLU Apologizes For Photo Of White Baby | The Daily Caller

The American Civil Liberties Union is doing damage control after Twitter leftists denounced the group for sharing a picture of a white baby holding an American flag.

Trump signs ‘historic’ veterans bill at American Legion convention | Fox News

President Trump signed what he called a “historic bill” for veterans on stage during the American Legion’s national convention in Nevada on Wednesday.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal: ‘There’s No Way In Hell That I’m Resigning’ « CBS St. Louis

Missouri senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she will not wilt to the political leaders who are calling for a resignation.