Tennessee has no sanctuary cities, but it just banned them anyway

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that he would allow a bill banning sanctuary cities in the state to become law without his signature — despite the fact that Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law already prohibits such status. “I think the…

NYC Mayor to Police: Stop ALL Pot Smoking Arrests

–New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio directs NYPD to stop all arrests for simple pot smoking and small amounts of marijuana possession, widely seen as a precursor to the expected legalization of cannabis in New York http://www.newsweek.com/bill-de-blasio-marijuana-legalization-weed-legal-arrests-new-york-city-nypd-935753 https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/new-york-de-blasio-marijuana/index.html -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our…

SHOCK: Trump Doesn’t Know Difference Between HIV & HPV

–Bill Gates stuns an audience by saying Donald Trump was unsure about the difference between HPV and HIV WATCH: Bill Gates Says Donald Trump Didn’t Know the Difference Between HIV & HPV http://fortune.com/2018/05/18/bill-gates-donald-trump-hpv-hiv-vaccines/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate…

Senate PASSES Bill to Save Net Neutrality

–The US Senate passes a bill to save Net Neutrality, and we discuss whether it’s a waste of time given the unlikely passage of the bill in the House, as well as the almost certain veto from President Donald Trump https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a20721909/senate-net-neutrality-vote-2018/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership…

Louisiana just moved closer to restoring voting rights to people on probation and parole

Louisiana’s Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would restore voting rights to people with felony records who are on probation or parole, as long as they have been out of prison for five years. The upper chamber of the state legislature considered House Bill…

Democrats introduce bill reinstating key cybersecurity position after White House eliminates it

A pair of Democratic congressmen have introduced a bill meant to reinstate a key cybersecurity position in the White house after national security adviser John Bolton reportedly eliminated the role on Tuesday. The bill, which Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced, would create a permanent…

The GOP farm bill actually punishes working families receiving SNAP

Next week, the House will vote on a farm bill largely constructed by Republicans. The bill, which traditionally has been a bipartisan effort, will re-authorize a number of farm and nutrition assistance programs — this includes funds for food stamps, officially known as Supplemental Nutritional…

Acknowledging sea level rise, Connecticut Senate passes sweeping climate change bill

The Connecticut Senate passed a sweeping climate change bill Wednesday, in a move that could push the state ahead of much of the coastal United States. The legislation centers on adapting to accommodate rising sea levels as well as setting new pollution targets. Senate Bill…