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.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Supreme Court Decimates Separation of Church and State” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Rev. Barry Lynn as the Supreme Courts delivers a blow against the separation of church and state. Then he talks with Horace Cooper and Charles Sauer about the EPA’s decision to put YOUR lives in danger by rolling back on public water rules with privatization, Rand Paul’s absurd claim that universal healthcare means to take you to the “Gulag”, and Monsanto’s weed killer now classified by California as a carcinogen.