Senator Braun Hashing it Out On Podcast

first_imgAs the House voted to send the impeachment articles against President Trump to the Senate for a trial, the debate is intensifying over how the Republican-led chamber should proceed. Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell move to bring forward witnesses in the trial or should he look for a speedy acquittal of the president?My guest today is Sen. Mike Braun, a first-term Republican from Indiana.On today’s show, we’re going to discuss how Republicans are approaching the Senate trial, as well as other political issues being debated on Capitol Hill such as healthcare, combating climate change, and restricting President Trump’s war powers.FOOTNOTE: Hashing it Out is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then Hashing it Out is the podcast for you. On Wednesday, Senator Braun sat down with Siraj Hashmi on The Washington Examiner‘s podcast Hashing it Out for a wide-ranging discussion on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, as well as the real issues Hoosiers care about, like ideas to fix the broken healthcare system through price transparency and free-market principles, his bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, and the foreign policy situation with Iran.Watch the full podcast below. center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Valley faith is strong

first_imgChurch, synagogue, temple, gurdwara, center, iglesia, fellowship, society, assembly and congregation are the diverse home names for the estimated 800 religious groups who open their doors to spiritual enlightenment, guidance and worship in the San Fernando Valley. “There is a huge number and range of all different faith traditions here,” said Cambria Smith, president of the Valley Interfaith Council in Chatsworth. “The strength of religious interest has even been seen recently in our neighborhood councils. The introduction of a religious committee with the Winnetka Neighborhood Council is a real reflection of that interest.” VIC has about 200 member faith-based congregations. One of its goals is to bridge the information gap between faiths. Interfaith panel discussions on core religious values and traditions are popular VIC programs held at various houses of worship throughout the year. “There is no doubt that faith is alive in the Valley. It’s powerful to work with people of other faiths,” said the Rev. Wayne Christiansen from Faith Lutheran Church in Canoga Park. “There are hundreds of very beautiful and caring faith communities that do little miracles here every day.” There is an incredible faith network in the San Fernando Valley, said Christiansen, where you not only can come together to worship and stand humbly before God but also find emotional support for the joys and sorrows of life. “There are faith communities out there, working under the radar, looking out for seniors and the poor,” Christiansen said. “I doubt if there is a church, synagogue or mosque that doesn’t get asked by families in need of help. Faith is strong here.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more