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Episode Info: Today, we open the phones to listeners to discuss all that has been going on in D.C. in recent days. Among the stories covered on today's show, which callers ring in on: Donald Trump's new Twitter-announced policy to bar transgender people from the U.S. military catches the military by surprise and otherwise goes over like a lead balloon, with not only the LGBTQ community, but with veterans and even conservative Republican members of Congress. Then -- speaking of lead balloons -- Republican schemes for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), or just repealing it without a replacement, continue to be voted down by Republicans in the U.S. Senate.  Options for killing the GOP's great white whale of ObamaCare are dwindling, but don't count them out yet. At the same time, Trump continues to berate his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in hopes of convincing him to quit so he doesn't have to fire him (presumably so Trump can then appoint someone who will fire Special Counsel Robert Meuller). Republican Senators, however, are defending Sessions and one is charging that Trump is showing 'weakness' with his bullying.  Lots of fodder for callers -- and then Desi Doyen joins us with the latest 'Green News Report' as a sweltering summer reveals the coming 'new normal,' and Trump names a non-scientist talk radio host to a top science job at the USDA...Read more »

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