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Chad’s Morning Brief: What A Week It’s Been, Marco Rubio and Immigration, & More

Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of April 19, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am.

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1. What a Week

It is finally Friday and many of you are probably just as happy to see this week end as I am. The emotions of a terror attack in Boston and the sadness of the explosion in West, TX has been a lot for people this week. Lives lost and torn apart. Some wondering if backpack bombs are what we are going to have to worry about from here on out. I don’t know the answer to that question, but I sure hope not.

We are truly blessed to live in this country. A country where suicide bombers aren’t the norm. A country where our sporting events aren’t constantly under attack. A country that while we may have our issues, we can come together in a matter of seconds.

When attacked labels go out the window. Like we saw in Boston and in West this week when tragedy strikes, Americans spring into action. It’s just who we are and what we do. We come together to help each other and to love each other. We’ve seen it time and again. Whether it’s a terror attack, a natural disaster, or even a plant exploding, we come together.

Erick Erickson wrote a tremendous piece yesterday at RedState.com and I encourage all of you to read. It’s one you should even save and go back to from time to time.

Yesterday on the show, I played the audio of the National Anthem from the Boston Bruins game on Wednesday night. I’ve heard it numerous times and each time my eyes start to water. Yes, it’s been a sad week for our country but better days are ahead of us.

2. Rubio and Immigration (link)

Well let’s just say that the gang of 8′s immigration bill hasn’t exactly been embraced by many on the right. In fact, even those who said they were going to give it a chance because of Senator Rubio are starting to turn their backs on the legislation. Rubio went on the Rush Limbaugh’s show to explain why not border security isn’t a trigger.

On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Thursday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio made another pitch for the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform proposal.

But this time Rubio gave a different explanation on one point than he has given in the past.

Limbaugh pointed out that during a prior appearance on his show Rubio was steadfast in stating that there would not be “legalization” or “pathway to citizenship” until after the U.S.-Mexico border was secure. But Rubio has adjusted his position on the legislation, and he explained why.

“First of all, legalization does not begin automatically,” he said. “We don’t want to wait on legalizing and I’ll tell you why. My original position was that we wanted to secure the border first, then legalize. The problem is we have millions of people here now — by some estimates 10, 11 million. We want to know who they are and freeze the problem in place. I don’t want that number to grow. It behooves us to know who they as soon as possible so it doesn’t get worse.”

Rubio said it was up to the Department of Homeland Security to procure two plans, one for border security and one to build a fence, both of which would have to be implemented and achieve 100 percent control of the border and 90 percent apprehension of illegal entrants. If that standard isn’t met within five years, DHS loses control of the issue to a commission led by the governors of border states including California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

I have really been rooting for Rubio to knock this issue out of the park. Sadly, this legislation seems bad and not what Rubio was selling at first. Republicans will be put into a difficult position on this.

3. Gosnell Trial (link)

The more you read about Kermit Gosnell and his trial, the more evil you see he is.

The AP reports that Cross “saw the babies’ chests move but was told by Gosnell they were not breathing.” She also claims to have seen three of the babies move their limbs and another let out a “soft whine,” before they were aborted alive.

Cross’s testimony also added more fuel to the bonfire directed at city and state officials, who, according to 2011 grand jury testimony, failed for seventeen years to officially inspect or act on numerous complaints about the Gosnell clinic. Cross said she was so troubled by what she was witnessing that she called authorities and took photographs.

If Cross did indeed complain to authorities it appears that little or nothing was done. According to the grand jury report, Gosnell was not shut down by the Department of Health, he was shut down after his horror show was discovered by police during a raid related to illegal prescriptions.

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These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show. Tune in mornings 8:30-11am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.

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