Show Prep: Thurs, Jan. 9

Proposed Senate Bill Would Ban Teens From Tanning Beds | News – Indiana Public Media

Teenagers under 16 would be banned from tanning beds under a bill headed for the Senate floor next week.

ACLU Sues Over Drug Testing For Painkiller Patients | News – Indiana Public Media

New rules requiring doctors to order drug tests before prescribing have come under legal fire. The of filed a class action lawsuit against the Medical Licensing Board Wednesday.

Swearing toddler in ‘thug’ video taken into protective custody –

A Nebraska who repeated a slew of profanities in an online has been taken into child protective custody, Omaha police said Wednesday.

Cleveland Indians demote Chief Wahoo logo – The Burning Truth

Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday. I

Why unemployment benefits twist Republicans into knots (+video) –

Democrats this week put the issue of economic inequality squarely in the GOP court by pushing an emergency measure in the Senate that would extend expired jobless benefits for more than a million Americans for three months. To the lawmakers’ surprise, enough Republican senators played along Tuesday to clear the 60-vote hurdle needed to debate the measure, which had one Republican co-sponsor. A vote on the bill is possible later this week.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word ‘Welfare’ to ‘Transitional Living Fund’ | CNS News

In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the , endorsed government welfare programs, and said the “safety net has to be something for all of us.”

So, has the Trillions Spent on the War on Poverty worked? — GraniteGrok

From economist Dan Mitchell, a chart showing the poverty rate since 1950.  It shows that before Federal Government insertion of itself radically into Society, Society was solving the poverty problem on its own.  Since then, the percentage in poverty has not really changed much.  You can also see (as Dan points out) that during the Presidencies of Reagan and Clinton, poverty rates started to decline once again.

Escape Poverty: Graduate, Work, Get Married, Have Kids | CNS News

Fifty years ago today, in his State of the Union Address, President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”

War on Poverty at 50: How to Fight Poverty — and Win

When President Johnson launched the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 1964, he pledged “not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” Sadly, the half-century legacy of Johnson’s Great Society has not lived up to that noble goal.

Remember the Former Marine Who Opened Fire After an Arizona Couple Pulled a Gun on a Sears Employee? Police Have Submitted Charges…Against Him | Video |

Upon further investigation, Shaashana’s gun ended up being a toy that was painted to remove the orange indicator. She claims she keeps it to protect herself on the streets and that the couple was only stealing the tool so they could sell it for food.