6 Things You Need to Know Right Now: The Sequester, Abortion Bowl-a-Thons & CNN vs. Real Journalists

5196017200_db4b2d7ecdIt is that time of the week again! A lot has gone on in the media this week. Most of which has focused around Yahoo! and Marissa Mayer, and we can assure you that my 6 Things You Need to Know Right Now will not include either!

Instead we’re going to dive into various other news stories, like a bowl-a-thon to benefit a great cause, and sequester cuts. Those news stories that went under the radar while we were all too busy yelling about Yahoo! even though they haven’t been relevant in years.

1. Sequester Cuts? Not for Senate and House Salaries – An interesting piece on the sequester and one of the questions I have been seeing all over the internet this week. Or more so the suggestion that if there were proposed cuts to the salaries of those working on these deals, they would never make it down to the wire.

2. Why is CNN Get Rid of Their Best Journalist? – Hard hitting journalist Soledad O’Brien is being moved out of her morning show gig on CNN. This Upworthy clip probably explains the change more than any other news outlet has, since the announcement was made.

3. National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon – The National Network of Abortion Funds, which helps women pay for abortion procedures they cannot afford, is holding its fourth annual bowl-a-thon all across America. Teams all across America will be raising money to help women from all backgrounds, which is great since so many women cannot afford these services on their own.

4. Gay Americans Pay More Taxes for Fewer Rights – A CNN opinion piece points out the fact that gay American citizens are still being treated like second class citizens while paying more taxes. Their rights continue to be violated by the lack of access to marriage, and other liberties straight Americans take advantage of.

5. Makers : Women Who Make America – This moving documentary aired this week on PBS and it is something all Americans should watch. Regardless of age, sex, or social class. You can follow the link to watch the documentary piece by piece.

6. Physician Who Headed Up CDC’s Study of Gun Violence Blocked by NRA Explains What They Looked At – The Daily Kos interviewed Dr. Mark Rosenberg, a physician who was in charge of gun violence during the 1990s as director of the National Center for Injury Prevention Control at the Centers for Disease Control. That was until lobbying from the NRA caused congress to discontinue this program. You can read why, how, and what Dr. Rosenberg discovered during his time at the CDC.

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  • Sammy

    “Why is CNN Get Rid of Their Best Journalist?”
    HUH?

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