KTTH Morning Update – June 12, 2014

By Neal McNamara | June 12, 2014

Chuck Todd on Eric Cantor stepping down

Cantor Steps Down: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will soon just be … Eric Cantor. At a Wednesday press conference, he said that he would step down from the leadership position by July 31. He endorsed California U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him, but Chuck Todd thinks that endorsement is a kiss of death.

Paul Embraces Amnesty After Cantor: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said during a conference call on Wednesday that he has embraced “immigration reform.” “Amnesty is a word that’s trapped us,” Paul continued. Many political watchers think that (outgoing) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic defeat in a primary on Tuesday was due to his favoring of amnesty.

It’s Getting Very Bad in Iraq: Mass beheadings, a government on the brink of collapse, a country on the brink of civil war – all of this as the Jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq sweeps through the country, killing scores of people as it topples the big cities Mosul and Tikrit. Experts fear Iraq can’t stop the group. What are we going to do about it? Some are advocating we send our military back to Iraq.

Not Your Kind of Football: The 2014 World Cup starts today. America has a team in it, but the U.S. is probably the only country in the world that doesn’t really care too much about soccer. I apologize – it’s football, not soccer. That’s because we have the NFL.

Seattle Sued Over $15 Wage: The International Franchise Association has made good on threat to sue Seattle over the new $15 minimum wage ordinance. The group claims that the law is unfair to franchisees because it lumps them in with their big-business franchisers (McDonald’s, Subway, etc.). If a person in Seattle owns one McDonald’s and employs 20 people, is it fair to count him as a “big business?” Under the law, big businesses with more than 500 employees must pay the $15 wage sooner than small businesses.

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