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Friday, June 23, 2017

Welcome to our Weekend Edition show. Today, Kerby is joined by Penna Dexter and First Liberty’s Jeremy Dys. They will look at the top stories in the news and give you their point of view. Give us a call in-studio at 800-351-1212 and share your questions, comments and concerns.

Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
Host, Point of View Radio Talk Show

Kerby Anderson is host of Point of View Radio Talk Show and also serves as the President of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns HopkinsRead More

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Penna Dexter
Penna Dexter
Co-host - Point of View Radio Talk Show
Penna Dexter is a radio commentator and columnist for various Christian conservative outlets. She is a frequent commentator and guest host for Point of View Radio Talk Show with Kerby Anderson. Her weekly commentaries air on the Moody Broadcasting Network and the Bott Radio Network. Penna’s columns appear at Baptist Press and the Christian Post blog page. Penna is an executive at Todd Dexter & Associates, the integrated marketing consulting company founded by her husband, Todd Dexter.

For eight years she served as Marlin Maddoux’s co-host on Point of View and for two years she co-hosted a daily drive time live broadcast on the Dallas-based Criswell Radio Network.

Penna’s interest in conservative politics and the issues that affect the family began when she was a child working on political campaigns with her parents. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. She spent 8 years in the banking industry. She and her husband Todd have three children who are in their twenties. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Jeremy_dys
Jeremy Dys
Senior Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Mr. Dys graduated from Taylor University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree in Communication Studies while concentrating his minor study in U.S. History and Philosophy. During his undergraduate career, Dys also studied at the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. where he interned with the late David Orgon Coolidge as part of the Marriage Law Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Health Care Repeal – DOA?
Earlier today Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Senate's version of the American Health Care Act, The Better Care Reconciliation Act. The legislation is otherwise known as Obamacare repeal.

In order for the bill to pass, McConnell needs 50 yes votes from Republicans and a vote from Vice President Mike Pence as a tie breaker. He can only afford to have two GOP Senators vote no.

Thursday afternoon four Republican Senators are officially opposing the legislation in its current form, but are open to negotiation and changes.
Anti-Free Speech Radicals
Pressure groups on the left relentlessly argue that speech is violence.

In the never-ending battle to preserve free speech, there is always good news and bad news. There are triumphs and setbacks. The struggle for liberty always encounters the will to power, and often the will to power is cloaked in terms of “compassion,” “justice,” and “equality.”

And so it is with the quest to censor so-called hate speech. First, let’s address the good news. Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled 8–0 against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which had refused to register a trademark for a band called “The Slants.” The PTO claimed that the band’s name violated provisions of the Lanham Act, which prohibits registering trademarks that “disparage . . . or bring into contempt or disrepute” any “persons, living or dead.”
Democrats Starting to Reevaluate Message
“Our brand is worse than Trump.”

That quote from Ohio Democratic representative Tim Ryan in the New York Times is going to get a lot of attention; for Republicans it’s a reason for glee and for Democrats, a devastating self-assessment that challenges them on an almost existential level.

But the comment that probably ought to spur even more thought in Democratic lawmakers’ offices is this one from Chris Murphy, who dares to utter the heretical thought that the preeminent obsession of Democrats since Election Day 2016 — the as-yet-unproven possibility of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign — simply is a non-factor in the lives of most Americans:
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