Daily Show Prep: Thursday, May 18


Driver tried to flee after deadly Times Square crash | Daily Mail Online

Authorities said the driver of the maroon Honda sedan drove up Seventh Avenue in the wrong direction and made a U-turn onto the west sidewalk.

Some Notre Dame grads may walk out of Mike Pence’s commencement speech | Education | southbendtribune.com

Some graduating students are planning to silently protest Pence’s presence at commencement by standing up and walking out of the ceremony just as the vice president starts his address.

Popsugar Magazine: Moms Need to Take Water Gun Control Seriously – Breitbart

These “toys” are also sending mixed messages and diluting the most important ones: guns are no joke. Guns aren’t innocent, even if they are “harmless” and in plastic form. These are weapons that can end lives, and as much as we want to teach our kids about gun control and safety, we contradict ourselves the second we allow them to run around with toy versions to shoot their friends.

WaPo Gets Punked=>Uses GOP Lawmaker’s Joke to Push Trash Story That Putin Is Paying Trump

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

Hour 2

Student Loan Subsidies Cause Almost All of the Increase in Tuition – Foundation for Economic Education – Working for a free and prosperous world

In fact, the tuition response completely crowds out any additional enrollment that the financial aid expansion would otherwise induce, resulting instead in an enrollment decline from 33% to 27% in the new equilibrium with only demand shocks. Furthermore, the students who do enroll take out $6,876 in loans compared to $4,663 in the initial steady state….Lastly, the model predicts that demand shocks in isolation generate a surge in the default rate from 17% to 32%. Essentially, demand shocks lead to higher college costs and more debt, and in the absence of higher labor market returns, more loan default inevitably occurs.

No such thing as ‘fat but fit’, major study finds | Society | The Guardian

People who are obese run an increased risk of heart failure and stroke even if they appear healthy, without the obvious warning signs such as high blood pressure or diabetes, according to a major new study.

Niles considers special zoning for marijuana businesses | Local | southbendtribune.com

A City Council committee is largely in favor of welcoming medical marijuana businesses to the city, but they’d like to keep most of the related operations confined to the industrial park on the northeast side.

Texas Judge Placed On Leave Due to Citizenship Status | The Daily Caller

City officials in Texas temporarily removed a municipal judge from the bench Wednesday after learning that she never received U.S. citizenship after becoming a legal permanent resident in 2007.

Hour 3

Obama DOJ refused to hire veterans for jobs: Investigation – Washington Times

The Obama Justice Department discriminated against military veterans, trying to force them to withdraw their applications for two job postings — then canceling the postings altogether and rewriting the jobs to prevent the veterans from qualifying, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

Death by caffeine? – CBS This Morning – CBS News

A South Carolina coroner says too much caffeine caused the death of a healthy teenager.

No liberals, using a fidget spinner doesn’t make me a white supremacist – Red Alert Politics

The new thing people seem to be mad about at the kids these days for no reason is the latest toy called a fidget spinner, and now it’s being associated with white supremacy.

Un-American: Feds claim you have no right to privacy with data in the cloud – Red Alert Politics

A hearing was postponed this week with the title, “Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders: Facilitating Cooperation and Protecting Rights.”  Although the hearing title does not sound all that exciting, the hearing is expected to study and debate the future of cloud computing for all Americans.  Center to the debate is the issue of whether you lose all privacy rights because your data is stored in a computer abroad.