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Daily Show Prep: Wednesday, February 15

NBC: Pence wasn’t told that Flynn misled him until February 9th, 15 days after the White House knew « Hot Air

Vice President Mike Pence was informed of the Justice Department warning regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn late on February 9, 15 days after the White House and the president knew, two sources tell NBC News.

Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn

The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.

Media, Democrats Use Flynn Flap to Reignite ‘Red Scare’ | LifeZette

Legal experts have told LifeZette that there was nothing improper about Flynn speaking to his foreign counterparts during the transition period. An incoming national security adviser should work the phones.

Mike Flynn drives outrage from liberal hypocrites – Washington Times

Based on what we know now, the retired general merely dished in private to a top Russian official the precise same sentiments Mr. Trump has been dishing quite publicly in the media, at rallies and on Twitter for over a year and a half now.

FLASHBACK – Reports: Obama’s 2008 Campaign Reps Talked with Iran, Hamas

The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

Malkin: Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama | Truth Revolt

Funny, these same Chicken Littles barely shrugged their shoulders during the turmoil-laden first 100 days of Barack Obama’s first term. Some perspective is in order.


Hour 2

Teachers caught on camera at the bar playing “f**k, kill, marry” about students embarrass a school district | Rare

Parents in Bangor, Mich. are demanding answers after an embarrassing video surfaced of teachers shooting the breeze at a bar by playing a game of “f**k, kill, marry” at Bangor Tavern Bar and Grill with their students’ names.

Teachers resign after video secretly shot at bar shows school staffers named in crude ‘MFK’ game – TheBlaze

Two Michigan public school teachers and the secretary to the district superintendent have resigned after being caught on video at a bar with a group of other teachers who were playing the “MFK” game

Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won’t Reject Tax Returns That Don’t Answer Health Insurance Question – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement.

That Obamacare individual mandate may now be… optional? « Hot Air

Assuming this is true, if you refused to purchase healthcare in 2016 in defiance of the law you may not be in for a showdown with the taxman after all.

Schools Cut Meat/Cheese From Lunch To Fight Global Warming | The Daily Caller

FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes.


Hour 3

AAA study: Young millennial drivers are the worst | MLive.com

Other noteworthy findings include 87 percent of drivers admitting to operating when they thought they could be close to the legal alcohol limit. Ninety-five percent said they had never operated a vehicle within an hour of smoking marijuana.

Study: Most Drivers, Not Just Young, Are Taking Risks

The study questioned 2,511 licensed drivers aged 16 and over. Among its findings:

Right-to-work court case could have national impact on unions | Fox News

A landmark right-to-work lawsuit playing out in Illinois has captured widespread attention amid expectations the case could land before the Supreme Court – and potentially have national implications for an estimated 20 million government workers.

Ohio man sues Wal-Mart to end “craft beer” sales entirely | Rare

A Cincinnati-area man has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over what he says is the retail giant’s “fraudulent, unlawful, deceptive and unfair” marketing of craft beers that aren’t really craft beers.

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