Today’s Quotable Quote –

“Trump is grinding the GOP to a stub. He couldn’t find enough xenophobic, angry white Floridians to beat Hillary in Florida if he tried.”


DEVELOPING –

Think your listeners are really OK with the prices they pay at their local pharmacy for  prescription drugs?

Think that ‘Medicare’ based issue is no longer an issue?  Then this should be of interest –

“An Obama administration proposal aimed at fighting high drug prices is facing a backlash on Capitol Hill.  Republicans say the pilot program that would change how Medicare pays for certain drugs should be scrapped, while congressional Democrats are expressing serious concerns and seeking changes, but generally do not want to terminate it completely.   Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) told The Hill that he plans to introduce a bill on Friday (today) that would block the program; he expects some Democrats to support it.”   Many others though will not –

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GETS SERIOUS ABOUT PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS –

“Major League Baseball announced early Friday morning that Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games, effective immediately, for the use of performance-enhancing substances.    The league said in a release that Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol. Gordon led the league in stolen bases the past two seasons, with 64 in 2014 and 58 in 2015. He made the All-Star team both years. In 2015, he also led the NL in hits and batting average, and won a Gold Glove award.”

SI.com


Speaking of Sports –  (It’s that time of year again – )

The Los Angeles Rams selected University of California quarterback Jared Goff for the no. 1 pick while the Philadelphia Eagles took North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz for the No. 2 selection at day one of the NFL draft in Chicago. The Rams, who relocated to L.A. from St. Louis, traded with Tennessee for the first pick.

NFL.com


CAMPBELL BROWN, “Why I Blame TV for Trump: A former cable host says the industry utterly caved to the candidate”: “A ‘beaming’ Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, told New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg, ‘These numbers are crazy—crazy.’ But if their bosses are frank about the great ratings, some of my friends left at the cable networks are in various degrees of denial. … [T]he most universal comment I hear: ‘At least this shows how much we still matter.’”  POLITICO Playbook

 


(From the Editor)  — Believe it or not there was a day – long ago – when I was first in the business and the manager of the station said that there was only one thing to remember… as I was about to go on the air…

“What’s that”, said I – “Well, we don’t talk about religion or POLITICS here…. said he!”   

Really!?

 

Well, once again,,, that was then and this is now NewsTalk Radio is driven by Politics these days and we don’t know of a serious Talk show that is not leading day after day with quotes, audio cuts and probabilities of what will be happening that day.

Try this on for size…

A prominent Ted Cruz supporter lit into a Donald Trump surrogate Thursday during a heated CNN segment.
“Kayleigh, I don’t know you. Seriously, do you have any integrity at all?” Iowa radio host Steve Deace said to Trump backer Kayleigh McEnany as CNN host Brooke Baldwin shook her head.  Baldwin interjected to ask Deace to keep it professional as the conservative radio host continued to rip McEnany.  (The Hill)

 


 

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