PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “White House Having Weekly Bible Studies (Which Trump Skips)” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur ☮

Trump thinks setting up Bible studies for his cabinet and not attending them will play well with his evangelical base. He’s probably right.

“Many of President Trump’s Cabinet members gather at a weekly session to study the Bible,” the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported Monday.

Ralph Drollinger, the founder of Capitol Ministries, says he leads a weekly Bible study with Cabinet members such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

“It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life. They are so teachable. They’re so noble. They’re so learned,” Drollinger told CBN. Vice President Pence, who is a sponsor of the faith sessions, reportedly joins the group when his schedule allows.”

CANNABIS: “Trump Administration Coming for Your Weed” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian ☮

A massive federal crackdown on marijuana may be coming. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. What you can do to take part in solving the climate crisis. Use your choice, use your voice, use your vote. https://inconvenientsequel.tumblr.com…

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret of his feelings about marijuana legalization. Now he may be poised to kill the buzz of pot enthusiasts—legal and otherwise.

The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety is expected to issue a report next week that advocates believe will link cannabis use to violent crime, and will call for tougher sentences for growers, sellers and users.

An April memo from Sessions signaled tougher enforcement is on the way. In it, he wrote, “Task Force subcommittees will also undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the Department’s overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with Administration goals and priorities.”

SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN BIGOTED ASSHOLERY: “You Probably Don’t Want to Work for Steve Harvey” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮

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