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A look at the Texas elections plus CIA Director hearings & Iran nuclear deal

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We will review the upcoming Democrat debate coming up on Friday…….what positions are the candidates talking?…..why no statewide TV coverage……….Iran deal and President Trump……..North Korea……CIA Director confirmation hearings………and other stories………….

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Source: A look at the Texas elections with George Rodriguez 05/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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May 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Mueller probe, Iran deal and a few other thoughts

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We look at the Mueller probe: what happens now? wasn’t this supposed to be about Russian collusion?………the Iran nuclear deal: why not send it to the US Senate for confirmation as a treaty……………Mexico is moving to stop future caravans………Johnny Unitas 1933-2002……Evita Peron 1919-1952……….and others stories……….

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Source: The Mueller probe, Iran deal and a few other thoughts 05/07 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

Memories of Dr. J I Segurola, Sandy Koufax and a few other thoughts

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We will discuss the passing of Dr. Juan Ignacio Segurola, my father’s cousin and former political prisoner…………the Iran nuclear deal and the usual suspects don’t like it…..Democrats complaining about Obama Care but they never put these mandates in the Obama Care that they passed………Sandy Koufax 1965…………and other stories…………

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Source: Memories of Dr. J I Segurola, Sandy Koufax and a few other thoughts 10/14 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Boys Scouts, Obama Care changes and a few other thoughts

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We will discuss the Democrats and abortion after 20 weeks……..the end of the Boys Scouts…..why did the Scouts’ leadership allow this to happen? President Trump using executive orders to delete President Obama’s executive orders…..the pitfall of governing without Congress means that your legacy can be undone by your successor…..Europe is obsessed with climate change but they should focus on having babies……we remember Eddie Matthews (1931-2001) and the first night World Series game in 1971…….and other stories………

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Source: The Boys Scouts, Obama Care changes and a few other thoughts 10/13 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The NFL, Catalonia vs Spain plus other thoughts on immigration and Iran

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We will look at Harvey and the Democrats………..the silence confirms the hypocrisy and double standard……the NFL………the Commissioner sent a letter to the teams calling on the players to stand……….NFL in bigger trouble than they realize…ESPN hosts are totally out of control…………..Catalonia rushed to independence and now they may have to pull back…..Iran deal and President Trump……..’Humanitarian values’ and President Trump’s immigration proposal…………..Saturday Night Live debut in 1975………..and other stories……….

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Source: The NFL, Catalonia vs Spain plus other thoughts on immigration and Iran 10/11 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Why the Founders put the treaty provision in the Constitution

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(My new American Thinker post)

The front pages are full of the partisan back and forth over the Iran nuclear deal. The White House is claiming that the GOP is playing politics, as we see in this report:

Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke asked Earnest at the White House daily press briefing if it would be “instructive if not enlightening” for Rhodes, the president’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, to appear before Congress to discuss the Iran deal.

“Ben Rhodes is the person who told the truth about the Iran deal, and it’s Republicans who are either badly misinformed or outright lying about the Iran deal,” Earnest said in response.

The GOP believes that the White House did not explain the deal to the Congress, not an unreasonable conclusion given how the Obama administration passed ObamaCare, executive orders on immigration and others.

It’s not unreasonable to conclude that this is not a “Constitution friendly” administration.

Let’s recall that the deal was rejected by the House and then did not make it to a vote in the U.S. Senate because of the 60-vote bar.
So the U.S. and Iran made a deal without the usual participation of the Congress required by the U.S. Constitution.

It’s easy to blame President Obama and the Democrats. I blame the GOP for lacking the backbone to stand up for the U.S. Constitution.   

None of this partisan back and forth would be around today if we had voted for or against a treaty. My guess is that the Obama administration would have provided more information to get lukewarm votes on both sides.

In the end, a treaty would have passed or not passed. It would have been a better result than this mess that we have now.
Last, but not least, that “60 vote bar” needs to be reconsidered. It has become nothing more than a way for Senators to avoid voting.

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May 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

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More on the spirit of that Iran deal!

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(My new American Thinker post)

President Obama said something about Iran not following the spirit of the deal.  Not sure what he meant, since the agreements or contracts that I’ve worked with have clauses.  In other words, I never got a call from a banker telling me that I was not following the spirit of the loan or mortgage.  I guess things are more black and white in my world, while they’re somewhat nuanced in the Land of Hope and Change.

Iran is at it again, as we saw in news reports:

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons, AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that likely were headed to Yemen, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The seizure, which unfolded in the Arabian Sea on March 28, was the third of its kind in recent weeks, military officials say. Iran has been supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen in their proxy war against a Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States. Like Iran, the Houthis are a Shia-led group.

The arms shipment appears to mark the latest provocative action from the Islamic republic. On Friday, President Obama said Iran was obeying the “letter” of its landmark nuclear agreement with the West, but not the “spirit” of it.

The Navy said the shipment included 1,500 AK-47s, 200 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns.

This is another “in your face, Obama” with a bit of spirit included for good flavor.   

How else can you read it?  The Iranians have once again demonstrated that they are in the business of supporting groups contrary to the interests of the West, or Israel in that area.  They’ve also shown us that they think they got the better of the deal – i.e., they got the money, they got their nuclear program, and they even get to ship weapons around the world.

Are you wondering if anyone in the media will ask President Obama about this?  Probably not!  They’re too busy wondering if President Obama got to try that baseball glove that the Rays’ pitcher gave him in Cuba!

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April 5, 2016 at 5:28 am

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