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The debate and other front pages stories on this Friday

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We will look at today’s top stories……..expectations for Monday’s debate…….the current state of the polls……the US-Cuba deal and concerns about aviation rules…….the GOP Senate outlook looks a little brighter but turnout will have the last word…….the situation in Charlotte and turmoil in our cities……..the Rangers should clinch the AL West this weekend…..Vince Scully will call his last baseball game on Sunday unless the LA Dodgers advance to the postseason…….and other stories……click below to listen:

Source: The debate and other front pages stories on this Friday 09/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

We remember Ray Charles (1930-2004)

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We remember Ray Charles, who was born in Florida on this day in 1930.     He died in 2004.

I did not know this about his life: 

Ray Charles was not born blind. In fact, it took almost seven years for him to lose his sight in its entirety. 
He had seven years to see the joy and sadness of this big wonderful world — a world he would never see again. 
As a seven-year-old child, in searching for light, he stared at the sun continuously, thereby eliminating all chances of the modern-day miracle, cornea transplants — a miracle of surgery unheard of in 1937.

Over the years, we’ve grown accustomed to his style and music.    And nobody sings “American the beautiful” like Charles:

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September 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Aaron’s walk off HR clinched the 1957 NL pennant for the Braves

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On this day in 1957, Hank Aaron’s walk off HR clinched the NL pennant for the Milwaukee Braves.

The Braves won 95 games under manager Fred Heany.   The lineup included 3 future Hall of Famers:  Henry Aaron (.322, 44 HR & 132 RBI), Eddie Matthews (.292, 32 HR & 94 RBI) and Warren Spahn (21-11 & 2.69 ERA). 

The Braves moved on to beat the Yankees in the World Series!

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September 23, 2016 at 7:30 am

So Raul Castro is now dictating our aviation rules?

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(My new American Thinker post)

Let’s add another chapter to the one-sided U.S.-Cuba deal.   

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has just sent a letter to President Obama demanding a few answers to some rather troubling questions:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Deputy Administrator, Dr. Huban Gowadia, confirmed that there are currently no federal air marshals on commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba. 

This admission contradicts earlier claims by your administration that the federal air marshal agreement was finalized and they would be on commercial flights. 

Simply put, your administration has been caught in a bold-faced lie that has put American lives at risk.

Who decided that U.S. flights to Cuba would not have carry air marshals?     

So why are there any flights? Shouldn’t we tell passengers to Cuba that these flights do not carry an air marshal? Why was this hidden from U.S. citizens flying to the island on the assumption that the aircraft is operating under normal aviation rules? All of this comes after we heard that the U.S. has not vetted Cuban airport workers and security procedures.

Frankly, the whole thing is embarrassing and further evidence that the Obama administration is either totally incompetent or determined to do a deal with Cuba at any cost.

Let’s hope that this topic comes up in the first Clinton-Trump debate.    

Mr. Trump is signalling a shift by saying this:

We are also going to stand with the Cuban people in their fight against communist oppression.

The President’s one-sided deal for Cuba benefits only the Castro regime. But all of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next President can reverse them — and that is what I will do, unless the Castro regime meets our demands. Those demands will include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people.

Let Mrs. Clinton defend the Cuba deal, or at least explain to U.S. voters what she thinks of flights without air marshals or not U.S. vetting of safety procedures at Cuba’s airports. She should also comment on the embargo.   

In 2012, Governor Romney lost Florida by 30,000 votes out of 8 million. President Obama never said to Cuban-Americans that he was negotiating to restore relations with the Castro regime. Instead, he took a hard line.

Let’s hear from Mrs. Clinton today now that we know a few things about this U.S.-Cuba deal that were never disclosed in the rush to put an embassy in Havana.

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September 23, 2016 at 6:30 am