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April 10, 2018

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–On the Show:

–Jen Briney, host of the Congressional Dish podcast, guests hosts while David travels to Las Vegas for the rest of the week’s shows

–An overview of omnibus budgets including a history, why they get drafted and passed by Congress, and implications of the latest one signed into law by President Trump in March

–A look at the Cloud Act, part of the 2018 omnibus budget, which authorizes warrants issued to tech companies in the US to apply to data stored overseas and allows foreign governments to obtain the content of communications in the US

–In the absence of an Intelligence Authorization Act, the 2018 omnibus budget technically authorizes the intelligence community to use their appropriations or those from “any other Act” for whatever purposes they deem fit, essentially freeing them to do as they please

–Although recreational and medical marijuana is increasingly legalized in more US states, cannabis remains illegal federally and Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to keep it that way

–Trump’s State Department through the “Target Act” is now offering financial awards to those who provide information that leads to the arrest of human traffickers

–Republicans try to appease Democrats on the topic of gun control by setting up crisis control measures for schools

–On the Bonus Show: Stopping gun violence in schools, background check expansions, Jen Briney’s Congressional Dish podcast, and much more…

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