Daily Show Prep: Thursday, Sept. 7


Irma on track to be costliest Atlantic storm ever: analyst

Hurricane Irma could be the costliest storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean as it is on track to blast through some of the most expensive properties in Florida, a disaster analyst said Thursday.

Indiana proposes work mandate for state health coverage | Local | southbendtribune.com

The state has offered job-search and employment training programs to Healthy Indiana Plan members since 2015. However, state records show that fewer than 600 individuals attended the work program during its first 15 months of operation.

The House ethics committee on Monday outlined its charges against Rep. Maxine Waters, who is accused of helping a bank in which her husband owned stock secure federal bailout funds.

The House ethics committee on Monday outlined its charges against Rep. Maxine Waters, who is accused of helping a bank in which her husband owned stock secure federal bailout funds.

Hour 2

Menendez Trial Could Have Big Impact on the Balance of Power in the U.S. Senate | NTK Network

“[Menendez] replacement, at least until January, would be named by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican and ally of President Donald Trump. That would add to the Republicans’ 52-48 Senate majority only months after their bid to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law failed by a single vote.”

Oops: NYT Caught Omitting ‘Democrat’ in Story About Corrupt Senator | Truth Revolt

The New York Times conveniently left out the party affiliation of a corrupt Senator who is facing bribery charges. With all of the scrupulous details about the upcoming trial included in the lengthy piece, the report somehow failed to mention that New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is a Democrat. Hours later, that crucial detail was added — waaaay down in the fourth paragraph.

NBC, AP Publish Article Saying Crooked Democrat Menendez on Trial in New Jersey Is a Republican

The AP and NBC both tweeted out a story that Bob Menendez is a Republican.

Menendez trial an attack on Hispanic Americans, says co-defendant’s lawyer

The second day of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal corruption trial concluded Thursday after an attorney for Menendez’s co-defendant accused prosecutors of attacking Hispanic-Americans, and the judge warned attorneys on both sides not to turn the proceeding into a “tabloid trial.”

Conservatives sign letter warning media against Southern Poverty Law Center | Fox News

The letter calls the SPLC a “discredited, left-wing political activist organization that seeks to silence its political opponents with a ‘hate group’ label of its own invention.”

Southern ‘Poverty’ Law Center is Anything But: $320 Million in Assets, 20% Invested Overseas | Truth Revolt

The Southern Poverty Law Center invests almost 20 percent of its nearly $320 million endowment fund in offshore equities and other investments. The 2016 annual report of the Alabama-based civil rights organization reports $69,093,576 of “non-U.S. equity funds” among the assets comprising the total endowment fund of $319,283,961, a fund the SPLC describes as a “plan for the day when nonprofits like the SPLC can no longer afford to solicit support through the mail because of rising postage and printing costs.” (Given that 2016 contributions topped $45 million, that day has not yet arrived.)

Court Upholds Prayers Before Gov Meetings | The Daily Caller

A federal court ruled in favor of invocations before government meetings Wednesday, overturning a previous decision that said such prayer is unconstitutional.

Hour 3

Amazon To Open Second Headquarters, HQ2 | The Daily Caller

Amazon announced Thursday that it is opening a second company headquarters somewhere in North America, and will decide based on cities’ ability to prove their respective worth.

Study Breaks Narrative On Discrimination | The Daily Caller

Only 25 percent of participants said they experienced discrimination, while 75 percent said they either had not experienced it or experienced discrimination rarely.