Podcast 159

Eric Cantor loses his re-election bid to a Tea Party Favorite. Is the Tea Party still relevant? Updates on all the stop stories for the middle of your week. Did Cantor’s stance on Immigration hurt him or was it his moderate politics? Thousands of illegal immigrant teens are crowding into border crossings, and holding facilities in Arizona and Texas. Concerns about disease and criminal behavior abound. President Obama blames it on unrest in Central America but his own Customs officials say its because the parents of these teens know the US is granting Amnesty. Now the White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the decision to exchange 5 Taliban commanders for US Army-deserter Bowe Bergdahl, held captive by terrorists since 2009. So much for ‘The Buck Stops Here’. Poll numbers on the President’s handling of the Bergdahl deal are really bad, especially among veterans. And the VA scandal has convinced more Americans to be concerned that soon citizens might be waiting, and perhaps dying, just the same as Veterans. Meanwhile, over 57 thousand US Veterans are still waiting for medical care from the VA. Finally, concerned about Global Warming? Find out what the latest hazard in Lake Superior is. Sponsored by XGovernment Cars

Podcast 148

Memorial Day Weekend Update. It is memorial day weekend, which usually means a long drive back from the lake. Since The Bob Davis Podcasts normally updates listeners on the key stories of the coming week on Sunday night/Monday morning, this podcast is all ready for the drive home. On the US Economy, the story line has been ‘winter’ since the northern tier of the US went into a deep freeze last December. Now ‘suddenly’ and ‘unexpectedly’ retailers aren’t meeting goals and consumers aren’t very confident. The expected ‘rebound’ from winter’s woes hasn’t materialized. What’s happening. Is inflation taking its toll, or is it deflation? Why is the price of fuel and food going up? The darling of the left, Thomas Piketty is on the hot seat for … some pretty serious mistakes in his modeling. Turns out ‘inequality’ may not be as bad as he thought it might be. The President went to Afghanistan as a prelude to a week of trying to defend and take back the high ground on his foreign policy, while democrats call him detached, flat footed and incompetent. Sponsored by Baklund R&D