AirTalk for April 11, 2013

A bill introduced by California Senator Ricardo Lara would take away certain nonprofit tax benefits away from certain youth groups that ban gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people from becoming members. The move is largely seen as a way to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members.
A woman looks at her email on a computer

IRS reading emails without search warrants

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discovered that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can read private electronic communications such as emails and text messages without a warrant. New Senate legislation aims to update electronic privacy laws, but until then, is the IRS within their rights?
Shared Medical Appointment
Under the Affordable Care Act, a surge of people will need health care, but how will medical professionals be able to accommodate everyone? When Massachusetts law mandated health care coverage, wait times for primary care physicians increased. Physicians started practicing “shared medical appointments” (SMA), where the doctor sees a group of people at once.
Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy, Schumer And Newtown Families Call For Passage Of Gun Legislation

What’s next for the gun bill?

The senate voted Thursday 68-31 to block the filibuster the Republican filibuster on gun-control bills and re-open discussions on new gun control legislation.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Announces His Resignation Amid Lewd Photo Scandal

Are Weiner and Sanford the Next Comeback Kids?

Scandal-plagued Mark Sanford is close to winning back his old seat in the House and former New York Representative Anthony Weiner might run for mayor. Is a sex scandal still the career ruiner it once was or has the art of the comeback made it possible to get past those public relations nightmares?
'Til Faith Do Us Part

Do interfaith marriages last?

Author Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, “’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America,” examines why interfaith marriages are becoming more common but sometimes end in unhappiness and divorce.
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